What were your concerns?  Dr. Randall Stenoien, Houston Medical Imaging, Texas

Video transcript: “Number one, we had to maintain excellent image quality. Number two, we needed to save time on our exams.  And then I had to convince my radiologist that what we were doing was best for patient care. And so we needed to make sure that I was not only comfortable with the quality, but my specialist, MR interpreters, were also comfortable with the outcome in the image quality. They were always certain that they were going to carry the project through. I wasn’t. But as each step of the project went well and as we moved further along, the implementation became faster and faster and more efficient. We initially started small, we started on one magnet. We started with several sequences and I think they wanted to make sure that we were happy with it. And starting a little bit slow gave me a sense of confidence and comfort getting to know people, seeing how engaged and dedicated they were. The whole point of this procedure was not to degrade image quality. So if we look at some of the special sequences on the MRI, the quality is actually better. They are at least as good as the originals or in some cases better than the original.