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FirstMRI in the News

July, 2012 
First MRI welcomes Becky Pelkey as new A/R Specialist (read more)

June 15, 2011
Cardiac Pacemaker Approved and Safe for MRI Exam     (read more)
FirstMRI technologists are certified to perform MRI exams on patients with the new pacer: Revo MRI SureScan pacing system.

April, 2009 Bangor Daily News Special Edition: Perspectives
FirstMRI Chosen by OtisMed for Precision Knee Imaging     (read more)

FirstMRI has been chosen by OtisMed to provide orthopedic physicians with the precise MR images
that will be used for patients who are scheduled for total knee replacement surgery using OtisKnee®
products that have been developed to provide a custom-fit knee replacement.

September, 2012 Bangor Daily News Special Section on Health

Radiation may up breast cancer risk in some women .  (read more)

— Mammograms aimed at finding breast cancer might actually raise the chances of developing it in young women whose genes put them at higher risk for the disease, a study by leading European cancer agencies suggests.

The added radiation from mammograms and other types of tests with chest radiation might be especially harmful to them and an MRI is probably a safer method of screening women under 30 who are at high risk because of gene mutations, the authors conclude.

June 2008 by Annaliese Jakimides
Claustrophobic Patient Praises FirstMRI Experience    (read more)

Orville Olson is a disabled Vietnam Marine veteran. A Waterville resident, he finally had to sell his restaurant
in his hometown when it became impossible for him to continue the heavy workload. Olson’s muscles are “dying” from
secondary exposure to Agent Orange, resulting in a long list of medications, full-time oxygen use, regular check-ups for
“the cancer,” as he calls it, and a number of tests, including MRIs.

April, 2008 Bangor Daily News Special Edition: Perspectives by Annaliese Jakimides
FirstMRI Leads Maine in Technology Experience    (read more)

“What we have, both in people and equipment, no other MRI provider around comes close to; no one reaches the standard
of care or the standard of delivery we have here,” says Kathy Merrithew, technical supervisor for FirstMRI. An independent
provider located at the EMMC State Street campus in Bangor, FirstMRI has more experience with magnetic resonance imaging
technology than any other MRI service in the state.

November 6, 2007
FirstMRI Receives ACR Accreditation    (read more)

FirstMRI in Bangor, Maine has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation as a result of a recent survey by the
American College of Radiology.