HSA invests $5M in MRI machine

| 06/05/2015 | 4 Comments
Cayman News Service

HSA’s new MRI machine

(CNS Business): The Cayman Islands Hospital’s new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine has set the bar high for the standard of medical imaging in the Cayman Islands.The Health Services Authority (HSA) and members of 3T Cayman said the brand new 3.0 Tesla MRI machine puts Cayman firmly on the map when it comes to the highest quality of healthcare technology available for residents, and also provides medical services unavailable elsewhere in the region.

Officials told CNS Business the new three dimensional scanner represents an investment of nearly $5 million.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Where does the figure of $5million come from? That’s more than double the actual cost of the scanner itself. Where did the rest of the money go?

    • Anonymous says:

      Probably the MRI suite which requires built-in safety features to protect medical personnel working close to the magnetic field.

      • Anonymous says:

        But wasn’t this simply replacing the previous 1.5T scanner? If that’s what the money really was spent on it’s a pretty expensive new MRI suite.

  2. Anonymous says:

    CNS, you really should check around before saying that this service is unavailable in this region. In fact MRI scans have been available in Cuba for over 10 years, and at one third the cost, and fully reimbursable on US based health insurance plans. Maybe Cuba can’t offer an MRI with all the amusement park bells and whistles but what it can offer is a solid diagnosis from well experienced veteran doctors who aren’t on the payroll of insurance companies.

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