Cincinnati Veterans Affairs hospital gets new imaging center

CINCINNATI -- Amid the turmoil of a national scandal, the Cincinnati Veterans Affairs hospital is cutting the ribbon on a new imaging center.

The new facility at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center at 3200 Vine St. will open at 10 a.m. Friday.

The open house will include speeches from VAMC Director Linda Smith and Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud as well as a tour of the new Radiology Clinic.

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The new center features state of the art digital radiographic technology.

The VA said the center has a Siemens Aera 1.5T Magnetic Resonance Imaging Scanner, a Toshiba Aquilion ONE computed tomography scanner and a Philips Allura Xper FD 20 Interventional Radiology room. 

Officials said the MRI scanner will provider better images of a patient’s whole spine, cardiac and abdomen, peripheral and whole-body angiograms. The new machine will increase the staff’s productivity by 50 percent.

A new IR room will also give increased protection against radiation exposure for patients and staff.

The center will be open from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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