Clinch Valley Health adds new MRI

July 16, 2015

Richlands, VA, June 2015 – Clinch Valley Medical Center has recently installed a state-of-the-art magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The new MRI will be operational by July 6, 2015 and the hospital is now accepting outpatient and inpatient appointments.

The new MRI delivers both remarkable image quality and high productivity. MRI diagnostic scanning uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy to make pictures of organs and structures inside the body. In many cases, MRI gives more detailed information about structures in the body than can be seen with an X-ray, ultrasound, or computed tomography (CT) scan. Doctors may order MRI scans to help diagnose multiple sclerosis, brain tumors, torn ligaments, tendonitis, cancer – including breast and prostate, and strokes, for example.

Peter Mulkey, Chief Executive Officer at Clinch Valley Medical Center watched as a crane lowered the 10,000-pound MRI magnet into a room designated for the new MRI.  Mr. Mulkey stated, “Our new MRI Suite will allow us to better meet community needs and enhance our ability to provide quality care close to home. The Suite provides a calming patient environment with leading edge technology and we are very excited to offer that here at Clinch Valley Medical Center.”

The Clinch Valley Medical Center MRI Suite is open 9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Patients with a prescription for MRI from their personal physician may schedule an MRI outpatient appointment by calling (276) 596-6000.