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Advanced MRI Technology Comes To The Fox Valley

Advanced MRI Technology Comes To The Fox Valley

The new Siemens Magnetom Free.Max MRI, one of the world’s most advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners on the market today, is now available at Fox Valley Orthopedics (FVO). Its 80 cm wide-bore system sets a new paradigm in patient comfort while providing high-resolution images for better diagnostics.

The Magnetom Free.Max combines technological advances in artificial intelligence digitalization at a 0.55 Tesla field strength, enabling a wider range of clinical applications for imaging. It offers the largest cylindrical MRI opening to date at 80 centimeters (cm) wide compared to the normal 60 to 70 cm and is quieter than many legacy MRI machines.

With DryCool technology, the Magnetom Free.Max MRI magnet design requires less than 1 liter of helium, contributing to reduced infrastructure. This allows the scanning bed to be lower for greater patient accessibility and ease. In addition, Siemens’ Deep Resolve algorithms perform targeted denoising and employ deep learning to deliver sharper, higher-resolution images.

Earlier this year, FVO’s Elgin-Royal location underwent major renovations in preparation for the new Magnetom Free.Max MRI. This included expanding the MRI area and waiting room, in addition to creating a more relaxing patient environment.

“The new MRI will allow for a greater patient experience, making it more comfortable for patients,” said FVO’s CEO John Brady, “We’re excited to bring this advanced technology to the Chicago northwest suburbs.”

The new Magnetom FreeMax MRI is located at Fox Valley Orthopedic’s Elgin-Royal location at 2350 Royal Blvd. in Elgin, or call 630-584-1400. For more information, visit FVOrtho/

Founded in 1974, Fox Valley Orthopedics (FVO) provides musculoskeletal care in the diagnostic and comprehensive treatment of acute or chronic orthopedic conditions or injuries. FVO board-certified/board-eligible physicians and surgeons specialize in all areas of orthopedics and draw from multiple treatment options to provide both surgical and non-surgical solutions. Orthopedic specialties include foot and ankle, hand and upper extremity, sports medicine, as well as pain management, rheumatology, and internal medicine. FVO’s physical therapy, Ambulatory Surgery Center, and in-house imaging also provide cost-effective and convenient care, with OrthoFirst providing urgent walk-in care for orthopedic medical injuries that can’t wait. Fox Valley Orthopedics is a state-of-the-art, state-licensed facility accredited by the AAAHC - Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. Visit, or call 630-584-1400 for more information.