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Thursday, May 16, 2024 San Juan Regional Medical Center’s New MRI Machine Brings Many Patient Benefits

San Juan Regional Medical Center is excited to announce the newest addition to our magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) services: GE HealthCare’s SIGNA™ Artist. This advanced MRI system, powered by deep learning technology, enhances patient comfort and experience. Benefits of the SIGNA™ Artist include:

  • Better image quality 
  • Reduced scan times 
  • Patient-friendly design that maximizes comfort to accommodate all types of patients 
  • 70cm wide-bore MR system to allow patients more room
  • AIR™ Coils wrap patients like a blanket during the scan 
  • Versatility with a feet-first option to reduce the risk of claustrophobia
  • Opportunity to listen to music during scans for a more calming and relaxing experience 
  • Shorter exams due to improvements in productivity and faster set-up times

“At San Juan Regional Medical Center, it’s our priority to ensure we’re equipped with exceptional tools to serve our patients, and that’s why we’re thrilled to share this exciting addition to our MR imaging services,” said Troy Fuhrman, Director of Diagnostic Imaging at San Juan Regional Medical Center. 

The SIGNA™ Artist has up to 128 RF channels, which is the highest number in its class. The new technology also improves productivity for our clinicians with additional lighting and faster set-up times, streamlining workflows so they can stay focused on giving patients the best possible exam experience. 

Accredited by the American College of Radiology, our Imaging team includes highly-skilled diagnostic specialists and radiologists. We offer minimal wait time, same day appointments, and a healing environment. We invite you to learn more at  


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