Kenosha Radiology Center, located in the heart of
Kenosha County, Wisconsin, was founded by Board Certified
radiologists Dr. John Pallin and Dr. Cary Pallin in 2002. KRC has
set the standard in outpatient imaging expertise ever since. As part
of our commitment to continually enhance our services, we frequently
upgrade our imaging equipment and facilities. Some of our upgrades
include expanding our facilities in March of 2006 and installing the
first Ultra high-field 3T MRI in Southeastern Wisconsin. We have
also recently upgraded our X-Ray and Fluroscopy suite and added
Kenosha Radiology has medical imaging technology rivaling that of
advanced research hospitals
Kenosha Radiology Center utilizes a new, ultra high-field Magnetic Resonance Imaging
(MRI) scanner. The Magnetom 3T Trio TIM MRI, from Siemens Medical
Solutions, has two to four times the imaging strength of the
standard MRIs in use today. This increased strength enables the 3T
scanner to capture images with a level of detail, clarity and speed
never before possible. "The images we are getting are
unbelievable - like cut surgical specimens," according to Dr. John Pallin.
"The fine anatomic detail obtained with the 3T provides for more
accurate, definitive diagnoses allowing treating physicians to make
better informed clinical decisions."
There are few 3T MRIs in
Wisconsin or Illinois. Kenosha area residents can take advantage of this
advanced medical imaging technology while staying close to home.
"Physicians from the Milwaukee area and as far away as Chicago's
North Shore are sending their patients to us," says Carol Pilger,
Manager of KRC, "because of the capabilities and proximity of our 3T
MRI scanner." "It's clear that the future of MRI is 3T. We knew we
needed to expand to keep up with the demand for MRI imaging and
decided that 3T is the best and really the only logical way to serve
the community," says Dr. John Pallin.
The scanner is housed in a custom-designed suite lined with
windows, a high ceiling and other features to make patients feel
more comfortable. Unseen within the walls are half-inch-thick
silicon steel and copper panels to eliminate any electromagnetic or
radio frequency interference that could degrade image quality. The
MRI suite is part of KRC's recent expansion.
Although this state-of-the-art 3T MRI scanner is significantly
more expensive to purchase, there is no additional charge to the
patient for MRI exams performed on this equipment.
This new scanner is in addition to Kenosha Radiology Center's
high-field Open MRI, which has been in operation since 2002. Along
with imaging performed on these two MRI scanners, KRC offers CT,
Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, X-ray, Fluoroscopy, Mammography, and
Bone Densitometry examinations.
T, or Tesla, measures magnetic field strength. 3T is 50,000 times
the Earth's magnetic field strength at the North Pole.
For more information about KRC's 3T MRI, download a
Summary of Imaging Studies Offered
Magnetic Resonance Imaging