Medical imaging has come a long way since the accidental discovery of X-ray a century ago. Locally, that evolution can be seen clearly as Mercy Health Center opens its newest MRI facility MercyScan, in the newly built Town East Shopping center at 333 S. Seth Child Road.
The new open MRI unit is the only one of its kind in the Flint Hills region providing swift diagnosis in a less restrictive and comfortable environment for the patient. MRI, or Magnetic Resonance Imaging, is a powerful innovate diagnostic imaging that enables trained radiologists to see the inner workings of the human body.
"Imaging is truly the ‘invisible hand’ in modern medicine," said Frank Lyons, M.D. "It aids physicians in making earlier and better diagnoses in cases of cancer, stroke, fractures and almost every other area of medicine.
The open MRI gives patients an option to the conventional tube MRI."
"Our goal at Mercy Health Center is to be a leader in healthcare meeting
patients needs, while making it more convenient, right here at home," stated
Ann Harts, vice-president of planning and business development, Mercy Health