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Arizona Welcomes its Pioneering GE HealthCare SIGNA Hero MRI Scanner at SMIL Southwest Medical Imaging, LTD

Saturday, October 14, 2023

SMIL Southwest Medical Imaging, LTD. (SMIL), a distinguished medical imaging provider with over 40 years of service in the Scottsdale and Phoenix area, proudly unveiled its first GE HealthCare SIGNA Hero 3.0T MRI system at its Biltmore facility in Phoenix, Arizona. This cutting-edge SIGNA Hero MRI enhances the patient experience through its thoughtful design, which accommodates a wide range of body types, ensuring greater comfort and expediting examinations. SMIL remains committed to staying at the forefront of quality, innovation, and service.

The GE HealthCare SIGNA Hero MRI is a notable 70 cm wide bore system, prioritizing patient comfort while streamlining examinations across various anatomical needs. This system comes equipped with AIR Recon DL, an innovative deep-learning-based reconstruction algorithm, and various other AIR technology applications developed by GE HealthCare. These features notably reduce examination times, enhance the patient experience, and improve the efficiency of clinical workflows. The installation of this advanced MRI technology at our Biltmore location will enable SMIL to serve more patients, maintaining the high standards for which SMIL is known and delivering precise results to referring physicians.

This MRI system introduces improved workflows, increased productivity, enhanced patient comfort, and a stronger focus on sustainability, aligning with the current needs of healthcare providers on the frontlines. The wide-bore scanner, combined with its comfortable AIR coils, offers patients a pleasant and comfortable experience. Additionally, our highly skilled technologists are proficient in leveraging deep learning technology to significantly enhance imaging speed and quality, resulting in an exceptional MRI experience for our patients. Together, we are introducing an innovative MRI solution that simplifies an already challenging examination process, benefiting both patients and clinicians.


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