In March 2005, Coney Island Hospital celebrated the completion of the facility's first Magnet Resonance Imaging (MRI) Center. The MRI Center provides state-of-the-art imaging services for improved diagnosis and treatment of patients in the Southern Brooklyn community. A similar unit is installed at Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center, serving the north Brooklyn community.
The 2,100-square-foot center features a new 1.5 Tesla MRI, manufactured by Siemens Medical Solutions. This short bore, patient-friendly equipment includes the Magnetom Symphony system with coil packages to enable contemporary imaging needs. The 1.5T unit offers advance applications and excellent image quality of up to 40 images per second, resulting in acclerated scanning accuracy and greater patient satisfaction.
The MRI Center is located on the first floor of the Main Building, near the facility's main entrance and adjacent to the Emergency Department. The suite has separate inpatient and ambulatory waiting areas, a reception area, changing booths and associated control and equipment rooms for the new MRI. The suite was constructed, equipped and outfitted at a total cost of $2 million.