Incoming! New MRI Machine Delivered to Peninsula Imaging

Incoming! New MRI Machine Delivered to Peninsula Imaging

In February of 2020, Peninsula Imaging hired Gillis Gilkerson to complete a renovation build that converted office space into an MRI exam room. The imaging center wasn’t simply adding another MRI machine to the building; they were expanding their practice to offer Delmarva cutting edge technology that only a select few regions of the United States have access to.

“We’ve done a lot of work for Peninsula Imaging over the years and were excited to have the opportunity to help them with this specific project,” said Vice President of Gillis Gilkerson, Tyler Barnes. “They’re introducing a new, state-of-the-art technology to the Eastern Shore for the first time and that’s a great thing to be a part of.”

Due to the weight and size of the MRI machine, the renovation process was extensive. Gillis Gilkerson gutted the room, reinforced the floor with ten extra inches of concrete and removed a 10’x10’ section of the east side of the building so a crane could swing the machine into place.

The construction crew managed the project timeline and trades to ensure that the March 17th delivery deadline was met— on-time completion was critically important and Gillis Gilkerson rose to the challenge. Barnes was onsite on the day of delivery and worked alongside Siemens Healthineers, the rigging company responsible for delivery of the new equipment.

“This is a very exciting time for Peninsula Imaging and our entire community,” said Thomas Spencer, director of operations for Peninsula Imaging. “With the experience and professionalism of Gillis Gilkerson, the MRI installation was able to be completed on schedule and without complications. The former clerical area was quickly transformed into an eloquent MRI suite and Gillis Gilkerson did a wonderful job meshing the new area to the existing. The addition of this superior MRI technology will generate much faster scan times with superior image quality. Delmarva’s Imaging Leader continues to grow to meet the community’s needs.”

The new MRI machine was calibrated for a 2-week period and is now scanning patients at the Woodbrooke Drive location in Salisbury.