US-based Beacon Health System has completed the construction of MRI Center at Beacon Granger Hospital in Granger, Indiana, US.

The $4.8m outpatient MRI Centre is located on the west side of the hospital and can be accessed from the hospital’s main entrance at 3220 Beacon Parkway.

The 3,600m2 centre will provide advanced MRI scanning capabilities, including a wide-bore scanner that offers more space for patients undergoing the scan.

According to Beacon, its new MRI system will offer enhanced patient comfort by minimising claustrophobia. This system is also said to feature high magnet strength that will help bring down procedure times.

Beacon imaging services director Derek Taylor said: “We decided to locate the MRI Center at Beacon Granger to offer our patients a convenient location in an outpatient setting.

“We are excited to offer state-of-the-art equipment in a space where our MRI technologists will deliver a high level of service that patients can count on.”

Beacon also provides MRI services at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, Elkhart General Hospital and Memorial Lighthouse Imaging Center in Granger.

The new Beacon Goshen Outpatient Center in Goshen, which is set open next month, will also have MRI services.

Scans performed at Beacon MRI centres are read by Radiology Inc.

This April, Beacon Health System, which owns multiple hospitals in Indiana including Beacon Children’s Hospital, revealed plans for the development of a new patient tower at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, Indiana, US.

Earlier, the firm proposed an expansion of the Memorial Hospital with an estimated investment of $240m.