New MRI Service In The Valley
Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital (SYVCH) now has dedicated Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), the first-ever permanent MRI facility in the Santa Ynez Valley. Manufactured by GE Medical Systems, this 1.5 Tesla scanner is fully capable of a wide range of imaging studies and is designed to enhance patient comfort without compromising image quality and clinical performance.
Moving from a contracted, mobile MRI service available twice a week, SYVCH's permanent MRI unit is now open Monday through Friday. A generous grant from The Wood-Claeyssens Foundation provided start-up financing for retrofitting and additional staffing needs, making this expansion of MRI services at SYVCH possible. Market analysis estimates approximately 1,000 patients per year will benefit from the extended services.
MRI services are available by appointment and with a doctors referral, Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. by calling (805) 686-3967.
As the only location offering MRIs in the Santa Ynez Valley, increasing operation to five days per week will allow residents of the Valley to have additional medical services closer to home.