Freeman Hospital West now has three MRI machines

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A local health system’s new equipment will help residents get the best healthcare possible.

Freeman Hospital West now has three of MRI machines, two of which are brand new, and the third has been upgraded. Dr. Joshua Ball, Freeman Radiology Medical Director says the improvements will help patients in two different ways.

“It’s allowed us to image smaller areas, we’re going to be imaging hearts and prostate glands a lot more which will help with cancer and overall health detection, and we have decreased our wait times for patients dramatically,” says Dr. Joshua Ball.

In the past, Ball says the wait time for patients to try and get an MRI was as many as 10 days, but he says now it just a day or two.

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