Center for Diagnostic Imaging Adds High Field, Ultra Wide Bore MRI in Vineland

VINELAND, NJ (November 20, 2013) – The Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI), the region’s leading independent radiology practice, has announced the addition of a new MRI system to its Vineland office. The Optima MR450w MR system delivers productivity with uncompromised high-field magnet technology and a ultra wide bore for maximum patient comfort.

“The 1.5T field strength is the industry’s best-known and most-used, and the bore diameter and field of view make MR scans accessible to large patients and those who feel confined during these studies,” said Dr. Shailendra Desai of CDI.

Thanks to cutting-edge technologies, CDI’s new Optima MRI has the advanced capabilities of wide-bore MR delivering both uncompromised image quality and high productivity — all with an expansive 50cm field of view.

“The Optima MRI delivers patient comfort without compromising quality or capabilities,” Dr. Ernesto Go, M.D. of CDI said. “It combines the benefits of a ultra-wide patient bore with a superconducting magnet and a comprehensive suite of GE software applications. This MRI represents the ideal combination of quality and patient comfort.”

CDI’s new MRI features:

  • Ultra-wide design to accommodate larger patients
  • Outstanding performance in demanding applications such as fMRI, cardiac, and diffusion
  • Reduced acoustic noise for brain, spine, and MSK exams

“The advanced functionality of our new Optima MRI gives clinicians the tools they need to make definitive diagnoses,” said Dr. Ajay Munjal of CDI. “The system delivers patient comfort without compromising quality or capabilities.”

Since opening in Vineland in 2002 and in Bridgeton in 2005, CDI has been committed to providing state-of-the-art imaging services. CDI is equipped with the finest technologies and staffed by board-certified radiologists.  In fact, CDI is the preferred radiology service provider for 75-80 percent of the primary care physicians in the area. Over 300 patients a day utilize the CDI facilities and CDI provides employment for 80 individuals.

CDI offers its patients advanced imaging technology including Short Bore, High Field 1.5T MRI with MRA, 16 Slice Multi-Detector CT Scan with CT Angiography, the Discovery ST PET/CT scanner, Digital Mammography, Ultrasound with Color Doppler, Dexa (Bone Densitometry), general X-Ray, Fluoroscopy and Nuclear Medicine with Dual Head Camera. CDI also operates the Dually Accredited Sleep Disorder Center and a Pulmonary Function Testing facility at 1450 E. Chestnut Avenue in Vineland.

The CDI medical staff consists of five prestigious, board-certified physicians: Shailendra Desai M.D.; Ernesto Go, M.D.; Ajay Munjal, M.D.; Steven Rothfarb, M.D.; and Satish Shah, M.D.

For more information about radiology services at CDI, or to schedule an examination, call (856) 794-1700 or visit