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Workers move the MRI machine into Essentia St. Mary's Hospital. DETROIT LAKES NEWSPAPERS/Brian Basham

Essentia St. Mary's imaging dept. gets a lift

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Soon patients at Essentia Health St. Mary’s will have a warmer and more convenient trip to have MRIs and CT scans.

On Monday, the hospital installed a new MRI machine as part of renovations and updates to the facility. The hospital has been utilizing a portable unit for the past 10 years.


Staff members and personnel stood and watched as crews lowered the giant 12,000-pound magnet near the building. It was a big moment for some.

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