An improved service is being offered within the walls of the Hannibal Clinic. This new machine puts Hannibal Clinic on the forefront of medical diagnosis.

An improved service is being offered within the walls of the Hannibal Clinic. This new machine puts Hannibal Clinic on the forefront of medical diagnosis. The new in-house MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) will help clinic physicians diagnose their patients using state-of-the-art imaging technology.

The new Siemens Aera 1.5 Tesla 24 Channel MRI has a larger Gantry Opening and allows for increased weight capacity. The MRI will also be 24 channel and offers better image quality and Quiet Suite Technology.

“This new equipment strengthens our commitment to the community in providing the best patient care possible,” said Dr. Michael Bukstein, Hannibal Clinic President. “It also shows that the Hannibal Clinic continues to be on the forefront of medical imaging.”

Hannibal Clinic Administrator Kurt Ebers says the new MRI came to fruition with the Clinic’s patients in mind. “Providing the best diagnostic equipment possible to patients is a vital step to good preventive health, and one we take very seriously.”

“Detailed MRI’s allow physicians to better evaluate parts of the body and certain diseases that may not be assessed adequately with other imaging methods such as x-ray, ultrasound or computed tomography,” said Dr. Bassem Mikhail, Medical Director at Hannibal Clinic.

The MRI takes scans of specific parts of the body. The procedure is non-invasive and usually painless. The images are used to assist in detection, determine the extent of various conditions, assist with consideration of treatment options, and monitor therapy.

The Hannibal Clinic is pleased to be able to offer this important improvement in healthcare to its patients. The Hannibal Clinic has been providing quality health care services to the community since 1957.