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Plaza Diagnostic Imaging Center Introduces New and Advanced 1.5T MRI Technology and Ultrasound Equipment

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The systems deliver uncompromised imaging capabilities for the most advanced and demanding exams

SANTA MARIA, CA – March 11, 2021 – Plaza Diagnostic Imaging in Santa Maria is pleased to introduce the technologically advanced General Eclectic 1.5T HDxT MRI and Phillips EPIQ Elite Ultrasound machinery. The versatile new imaging equipment offers comfort for patients of all ages and virtually all sizes, and includes leading functionalities to make definitive diagnoses. 
Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, is the process of taking detailed pictures inside of a body using an advanced computer, powerful magnetic field, and radio waves and is used to diagnose or monitor a number of health care conditions and treatments. The new General Eclectic 1.5T HDxT MRI features and benefits provide patients with a more comfortable scan experience while generating extraordinary image quality for the physician:

  • High definition platform results in enhanced image quality in a shorter period of time, providing the latest in 1.5T MRI technology.  
  • Improved resolution, and a reduction in scan times, resulting in less anxiety and claustrophobia for patients. 
  • Advanced technology with high contrast resolution creates clearer images. 

“The imaging upgrades of the MRI and Ultrasound support the community health care needs by allowing for a higher level of clarity to diagnosis injury and disease for local residents,” says Casey Carlson, Senior Director of Imaging Services, Plaza Diagnostic Imaging. “Technology advances rapidly and we are pleased to offer the latest advancements in imaging to meet the health care needs of our community.”

In addition to this new technology, Plaza Diagnostic Imaging offers a wide breadth of advanced diagnostic imaging services. For more information on our state-of the-art imaging services, please visit     


About Marian Regional Medical Center
Marian Regional Medical Center is a state-of-the-art, 191-bed medical center located in Santa Maria, CA. The modern facility is home to a broad array of services including a level III trauma center, a level II neonatal intensive care unit, a nationally recognized cardiac care center, and boasts the Central Coast’s only Comprehensive Community Cancer Program as recognized by the Commission on Cancer. Marian has been recognized for quality and patient safety and named one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades®.

Marian Regional Medical Center together with Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, CA and French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, CA make up Dignity Health Central Coast, a network of hospitals, physicians, and outpatient services including physician offices, ambulatory surgery centers, technologically-advanced laboratories and imaging centers, and a full service home health agency.


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Thursday, March 11, 2021