MRI services return to Medina Memorial Hospital

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 26 September 2022 at 3:29 pm

MEDINA – Orleans Community Health has announced the return of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) services at Medina Memorial Hospital beginning on Sept. 28.

These services will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays, according to Scott Robinson, director of marketing, communications and outreach at the hospital.

“The importance of MRI services cannot be overstated,” said Erica Chutko, director of radiology at Orleans Community Health. “We can perform MRI on the brain, spine, chest, abdomen, pelvis and extremities. These tests can help detect potential health concerns, such as strokes, tumors, multiple sclerosis and much more.”

The MRI machine is a mobile unit which allows the hospital to flex it scheduling with the demand, while keeping current with technology, Robinson said.

“We’re working with Alliance Health Services to make this possible,” he said

An MRI is a non-invasive imaging exam that does not include any radiation, Robinson explained. To schedule an appointment, patients will need a referral from their doctor. Some insurances required prior authorization.

Appointments can be made scheduled with the radiology department by calling (585) 798-8054.