Press Release

For Immediate Release
Mar 2, 2017
Contact : Donna Sellmann, Public Relations Manager  
732.776.4166
Donna.Sellmann@HackensackMeridian.org

Jersey Shore University Medical Center Introduces State-of-the-Art 3.0T MRI

Technology blends comfort-centered MRI exams with advanced imaging capabilities  

Neptune, NJ - Jersey Shore University Medical Center, part of the Hackensack Meridian Health family, has just added the Discovery* MR750w 3.0T MRI system as part of a multimillion dollar investment that created a new 4,100 square foot MRI suite within the medical center. This new system is designed to help maximize comfort for patients, while delivering uncompromised imaging capability for physicians.

The new suite features a dedicated outpatient reception area, four bays for inpatient waiting, separate male/female changing areas, interview room, induction/resuscitation room, nursing station, and the new 3.0T MRI. This leading-edge MRI system combines a 70 cm patient bore with a 3.0T magnet strength, offering a faster scan at higher resolution, and can accommodate patients up to 500 lbs. This technology is used for general and specialized exams, including neurology, urology, oncology, cardiology and orthopedic.

Other key features of the 3.0T MRI include:
•    A wide-bore architecture to add space around the patient
•    A re-designed table surface with different cushion densities to alleviate pressure points
•    A coil array that offers feet-first imaging for all exam types
•    Uncompromised imaging capability for the most advanced and demanding exams
•    Built-in music to help patients feel at ease.

The MRI suite is located on the first floor of the Ackerman building at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune. To schedule an appointment, call 732-776-4698. For pediatric and adult sedation MRI or cardiac MRI, call 732-776-2490 (option 2).

About Hackensack Meridian Health
Hackensack Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization that is the most comprehensive and truly integrated health care network in New Jersey, offering a complete range of medical services, innovative research and life-enhancing care.  Hackensack Meridian Health comprises 13 hospitals, including two academic medical centers, two children’s hospitals and nine community hospitals, physician practices, more than 120 ambulatory care centers, surgery centers, home health services, long-term care and assisted living communities, ambulance services, lifesaving air medical transportation, fitness and wellness centers, rehabilitation centers, and urgent care and after-hours centers. Hackensack Meridian Health has 28,000 team members, more than 6,000 physicians and is a distinguished leader in health care philanthropy, committed to the health and well-being of the communities it serves.

The Network’s notable distinctions include having one of only five major academic medical centers in the nation to receive Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award for five or more consecutive years, the number one hospital in New Jersey as ranked by U.S. News and World Report, consistently achieving Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, recipient of the John M. Eisenberg Award for Patient Safety and Quality from The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum, a six-time recipient of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For,” one of the “20 Best Workplaces in Health Care” in the nation, and the number one “Best Place to Work for Women.”  Hackensack Meridian Health is a member of AllSpire Health Partners, an interstate consortium of leading health systems, to focus on the sharing of best practices in clinical care and achieving efficiencies.

The hospitals of Hackensack Meridian Health include: academic medical centers - HackensackUMC in Hackensack, Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune; children’s hospitals - Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital in Hackensack, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune; community hospitals -  Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, HackensackUMC Mountainside in Montclair, HackensackUMC Palisades in North Bergen, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, and HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley in Westwood.

To learn more, visit www.hackensackmeridianhealth.org.