White Plains Hospital Imaging Center in Armonk is the only place in Westchester to offer the new technology making MRI scans “as quiet as a whisper”
ARMONK, N.Y. (January 11, 2016) – A typical MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan can reach sound levels over 100 decibels – the equivalent of a jackhammer, freight train, or loud rock concert, which can increase to an increase stress levels in patients. Now White Plains Hospital Imaging Center in Armonk offers “Silent Scan” technology by GE Healthcare. The revolutionary technique produces sound closer to the level of ambient noise in a quiet room, while still providing excellent image quality. Patients can expect a quieter, more pleasant experience compared to traditional MRIs. A relaxed environment during a scan can lead to faster scanning and fewer rescans.
The Imaging Center, located at 99 Business Park Drive in Armonk (part of White Plains Hospital Medical and Wellness), is currently the only place in Westchester currently offering “Silent Scan”. The center is open weekdays from 8 a.m. until 11 p.m. and weekends from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. and offers a full range of diagnostic imaging and laboratory services, including MRI, a 64-slice CT scan, pediatric radiology, sonohysterography, 3D mammography, 3D breast ultrasound and bone densitometry.