What was once a twice-a-week mobile service provided by outside companies has become permanent and available Monday through Friday for patients at Floyd County Medical Center (FCMC) in Charles City.
FCMC can now perform full-service MRI scans five days a week with the addition of an onsite MRI machine, meaning patients no longer have to leave Floyd County to have an MRI done. FCMC CFO and Interim CEO Mike Anderson says it means convenience and quicker turnaround time for results for patients.
Anderson says adding two MRI technicians to their staff in recent months coupled with more orthopedic surgeries requiring MRIs, the need for getting the MRI equipment in-house became an increasing priority for the hospital.
FCMC MRI Technician Katie Baxter says, “With the addition of regular MRI services, FCMC is bringing health care closer to home which is comforting to patients.