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27

State-of-the-art MRI Opens at Elizabethtown Community Hospital

Elizabethtown, NY – The University of Vermont Health Network - Elizabethtown Community Hospital recently installed a new Philips mobile MRI system. The new MRI, offering improved comfort and the latest in imaging technology, is available at the hospital’s Elizabethtown and Ticonderoga campuses.

“We now have the most advanced MRI unit in Upstate New York,” said Dr. Anthony Conti, a radiologist with Associates in Radiology who works at Elizabethtown Community Hospital. “We are fortunate to have this level of technology so close to home -- it’s a big win for the region.”

According to Molly Thompson, Elizabethtown Community Hospital’s Medical Imaging Director, the new system also offers an improved patient experience. “There is a wider opening and more room inside the MRI. So it is more comfortable for patients of larger size and those who experience claustrophobia.”

“Thanks to the faster-than-average exam times,” said Thompson, “patients won’t have to spend as much time in the scanner.” The system also offers soothing audio and visual elements, adding to a more comfortable patient experience.

“As we bring new software online in the coming months, we will be capable of doing breast, prostate, and cardiac MRI,” said Conti. “I’m proud of the fact that we will be able to offer these advanced exams at Elizabethtown Community Hospital.”

The state-of-the art system is stationed inside a moveable trailer, making it possible for the hospital to offer the best MRI services to more patients across the region. MRI is available weekdays at the hospital’s campuses in Elizabethtown and Ticonderoga.

MRI is a non-invasive radiology imaging exam that uses a powerful magnet, pulsed radio frequency waves, and specialized computer software to produce detailed images of internal organs, soft tissues, and bone. To learn more about MRI at Elizabethtown Community Hospital, please visit https://www.ech.org/Departments-and-Programs/Radiology-Department/Mobile-MRI.

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About Elizabethtown Community Hospital

The University of Vermont Health Network - Elizabethtown Community Hospital is a designated critical access hospital and the primary health care provider serving the 39,000 people who live, work and vacation in Essex County, NY and the surrounding region.

Elizabethtown Community Hospital is transforming rural health care at its main campus in Elizabethtown, NY, at a new emergency department and outpatient center at the former Moses Ludington Hospital in Ticonderoga, NY, and at six community-based primary health care centers located throughout the region.  The hospital is one of the community’s largest employers with 360 employees.

Across the Elizabethtown and Ticonderoga campuses, the hospital maintains two 24-hour emergency rooms, a 25-bed inpatient unit, physical therapy, laboratory, and digital radiology departments, and a variety of specialty physician clinics on a weekly and monthly basis.  

Elizabethtown Community Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission and is licensed and certified by the New York State Department of Health and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

About The University of Vermont Health Network
The University of Vermont Health Network is an academic health system that is comprised of six affiliate hospitals, a multi-specialty medical group, and a home health agency. We serve the residents of Vermont and northern New York with a shared mission: working together, we improve people’s lives.  Our partners include:

Our 4,000 health care professionals are driven to provide high quality, cost-efficient care as close to home as possible. Strengthened by our academic connection to the University of Vermont, each of our hospitals remains committed to its local community by providing compassionate, personal care shaped by the latest medical advances and delivered by highly skilled experts.

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