PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwired - Nov 12, 2014) - Insight Imaging is improving the MRI experience for patients who suffer from claustrophobia or exceed the size limit of traditional scanners. The new high-field open MRI at Insight Imaging - West Thunderbird is the most advanced open MRI system on the market today, with a magnet strength comparable to traditional high-field units. As an open scanner with 270 degrees of unobstructed views, patients can easily see out of the machine making an exam that has a reputation for being scary much easier. In addition, with MRI patients can complete the imaging needed to guide their care with no exposure to radiation.

"Many people don't realize they are claustrophobic until they are in a specific situation," explains Jordan Cohen, M.D., Neuroradiologist and Medical Director with Insight Imaging. "For patients who cannot complete a traditional MRI, the high-field open system is a great option. It lets them get through their MRI more comfortably, often without sedation, and because the unit has a strong magnet, my team is able to capture very clear images for more accurate diagnoses."

Insight Imaging purchased the Oasis™ MRI by Hitachi, in addition to nearly a dozen imaging coils to further enhance specific anatomy of interest during scanning. There is no additional cost to patients who elect to have their MRI on this new open scanner.

"We've been focused on reinvesting in our outpatient centers throughout the Valley," states Randy Woelfel, Insight Imaging's Vice President of Operations and Business Development. "In looking at our patient experience, we constantly have to tweak the formula to stay best-in-class. This has included center remodels and investing in new state-of-the-art technology, like the Oasis. Our goal is to deliver the best patient care in the industry and be a strong, collaborative partner to all the providers who entrust their patients to us."

Patients can call Insight Imaging at 602.627.9933 to schedule an MRI. A doctor's referral is required, but where they go for imaging services is up to the patient. More information about the new scanner, located at 9139 W Thunderbird Rd., Suite 112 in Peoria, and all of Insight Imaging's centers throughout the Valley can be found at

About Insight Imaging 
Insight Imaging is part of Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI). CDI is one of the nation's leading providers of high-quality diagnostic imaging and interventional radiology services through its network of clinics and mobile imaging solutions. The organization, with nearly 2,000 associates nationally, is committed to delivering clinical excellence in communities across the U.S. driven by its affiliated subspecialized radiologists, compassionate, safe and cost-efficient care, and superior service to referring providers and patients. CDI, along with Insight Imaging and its many market-based partnerships, forms one of the nation's largest provider networks for radiology services and solutions. For more information on our locations, partners and services visit

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