Opp Imaging Services
Open MRI is available at Mizell and the advantages to offering this service is easy to see. The open MRI helps eliminate problems associated with claustrophia, is more accessible for heavier patients, easier for those sensitive to noise, and more accommodating for young children.
Mizell Memorial Hospital collaborated with local physicians to create Opp Imaging Services, offering the community a state-of-the-art open magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) unit. This method is used by physicians to look inside the human body and obtain diagnostic information.
Opp Imaging Services' AIRIS Elite MRI unit features a unique, award-winning, open gantry design that provides complete access from all sides for maximum patient comfort. It also has advanced clincial capabilities that rival those of many high-field closed type systems.
Opp Imaging Services recently received notification of a three-year term of accreditation by the American College of Radiology.
The ACR awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer review evaluation of the practice. Evaluations are conducted by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. They assess the qualifications of the personnel and the adequacy of facility equipment. The surveyors report their findings to the ACR Committee of Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report.
The accreditation provides a higher level of confidence for patients, referring physicians and insurance companies that patients are receiving the highest quality of care.
For more information, contact Opp Imaging Services at 334-493-1103.