Wheaton Franciscan First in Area to Offer Silent Scan MRI - Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare

Skip to Content

Published on February 17, 2014

Wheaton Franciscan First in Area to Offer Silent Scan MRI

Wheaton Franciscan - Elmbrook Memorial Campus is one of the first hospitals in the country and the first in southeast Wisconsin to offer GE Healthcare's new Silent Scan MRI. 

This revolutionary new MRI technology reduces noise significantly, improving the scan experience for patients.

Conventional MRI scanners can generate noise in excess of 110 decibels, roughly equivalent to rock concerts and requiring ear protection. GE’s exclusive Silent Scan technology is designed to reduce MR scanner noise to ambient (background) sound levels and improve a patient’s MRI exam experience.

With Silent Scan, patients and families experience a more relaxing scanning environment, even being able to converse during the scan. Silent Scan is currently available for routine head and brain examinations.

WUWM 89.7 Milwaukee Public Radio talked with Robert Weisbecker, Wheaton Franciscan’s director of Radiology, and Richard Hausmann, President and CEO of the Magnetic Resonance division of GE Healthcare, on February 14 about this new technology and its benefit to patients. Listen to WUWM's interview or read the transcript.  

To schedule a Silent Scan MRI appointment at Wheaton Franciscan - Elmbrook Memorial, call 414-527-5000.

Learn more about Radiology Services at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare.

Subscribe to Our eNewsletters

Subscribe to our eNewsletters

GET HEALTH CONTENT AS UNIQUE AS YOU ARE. FREE!

SIGN UP TODAY >

Visit Our Health Library

Visit our Online Health Library

ENCYCLOPEDIA, NEWS, INTERACTIVE TOOLS & MORE

SEARCH NOW >

Wheaton Franciscan First in Area to Offer Silent Scan MRI