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Loretto Hospital Offers MRI Services To Its Patients Through A "Shared" State-of-the-art Mobile MRI Solution

CHICAGO, IL – March 10, 2015 – In a continued effort to provide better standards, better care and better outcomes to the communities it serves, The Loretto Hospital had expanded its diagnostic imaging services and now offers MRI services to its patients through a state-of-the-art mobile MRI unit.

The mobile MRI system is one of the most up-to-date MRI systems available. The new Signa HD 1.5T MRI system from GE Healthcare delivers some of the highest quality images on the market today. The advanced technology provides shorter exams and greater comfort for patients, all while providing higher diagnostic confidence for doctors.

“The Signa HD 1.5T MR system compliments and extends the range of quality diagnostic services that we offer the residents of Austin and the surrounding areas,” said Mary Rinder, director of diagnostic imaging. “It provides us with vastly improved image quality and imaging speed, and enhances the overall diagnostic confidence we have in all of our studies.”

The provider of the mobile MRI system, Shared Medical Services, has paved the way for hundreds of hospitals and clinics across the country to “share” and benefit from its advanced network fleet, skilled technologists, and corporate support while distributing the costs associated with the medical service among those organizations allowing for better equipment and faster upgrades with less capital investment.

“With the mobile solution we are able to bring some of the best technology available to the community and our patients don’t have to travel. It’s a win-win for everyone,” said Rinder.

To learn more about The Loretto Hospital’s Diagnostic Imaging Services visit our website at or call 773-854-5220.

About The Loretto Hospital

The Loretto Hospital is a not-for-profit, community-based, and acute care hospital located on Chicago’s Far West Side of Chicago. Founded in 1939 by a group of community doctors to create a patient centered hospital that would serve the community regardless of a patient’s ability to pay, Loretto has provided comprehensive medical care and social support services to the Austin Community for 75 years. Although the largest percentage of the hospital’s patients resides in Austin, neighboring communities and suburbs also utilize Loretto as a healthcare resource. For more information, please visit