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6-ton MRI magnet lifted into place at Wolfson Children's Hospital

Wolfson Children's Hospital/Florida Times-Union
Two workers at Wolfson Children's Hospital Critical Care Center, which is under construction, await a 6-ton magnet that will be part of a new MRI system.

A 6-ton magnet that will power neurological imaging of even the smallest babies was installed Monday at Wolfson Children's Hospital in Jacksonville, the first hospital in Florida to get the new technology.

The magnet is part of an innovative $1.5 million neonatal MRI, or magnetic resonance imaging, system designed specifically to help "assess and diagnose neurological conditions in critically ill newborns" from inside a neonatal intensive care unit, according to Wolfson.

"Neonatal care is continually advancing, supporting the intricate needs of babies born prematurely, which demands immediate access to information," according to Wolfson.

Read the rest of the story at WJCT News partner The Florida Times-Union.