Regina Hospital brings state-of-the-art medical imaging to Hastings

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HASTINGS, Minn. 4/7/2017  Regina Hospital, part of Allina Health, is opening its newly remodeled, state-of-the-art Medical Imaging Department in April. The $6.4 million project encompasses a complete remodel of the unit and an upgrade/replacement of three major diagnostic tools: the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computerized tomography (CT) and radiographic/fluoroscopy equipment.

“Bringing our MRI imaging in-house and upgrading to state-of-the-art technology will be of great benefit to our patients,” said LuAnn Morrison, manager of Medical Imaging and Laboratory Services for Regina Hospital. “The new CT scanning device helps further enhance patient safety by reducing exposure to radiation. The new equipment offers additional benefits for our stroke and cardiac patients. It will broaden our capabilities in terms of the imaging tests we can complete right here in Hastings at Regina Hospital. Visits will be streamlined so that our patients won’t have to travel for complete care.”

Morrison says the equipment also features clearer images and more detailed, defined slicing. “The expansion is part of the commitment to care Regina Hospital and Allina Health are continuing to bring to Hastings and the surrounding area,” said Morrison.   

About Allina Health

Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 11 hospitals, 15 retail pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services, home care, and emergency medical transportation services.