Kona Community Hospital installs a new MRI system - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Kona Community Hospital installs a new MRI system

Kona (HawaiiNewsNow) - Today there will be a special ceremony blessing a new medical device is expected to improve the quality of care for Big Island residents.

 The Kona Community Hospital installed a new MRI system that's specifically designed for larger patients and people who are claustrophobic. It has a foot of free space between a patient's head and the imaging machine. It's also big enough that 60 percent of exams can be done with the patient's head outside of the machine.

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