Waterbury HEALTH, Diagnostic Radiology Associates bring latest open MRI technology to Southbury


Waterbury, Conn. May 9, 2022 – Waterbury HEALTH and Diagnostic Radiology Associates have teamed up to bring the latest technology in open MRI to Southbury.

The ground-breaking Oasis Velocity Open MRI provides the latest technology and highest imaging quality in less time with the comfort of a wide-open design. Currently, this is the only MRI of its kind in New England and the second one in the country.

“Historically, open MRI systems have had a reputation for limited image quality, because of the low magnetic field, producing decreased image resolution and longer exam times, resulting in patient discomfort and motion artifact. Our new Oasis Velocity Open MRI avoids both pitfalls in having a 1.2 Tesla magnet, nearly the strength of the standard high field systems, and very rapid imaging times. These advantages are coupled with the open architecture of the magnet, resulting in a comfortable and non-stressful patient experience, yielding unsurpassed image quality,” said Dr. Kenneth Allen, radiologist with DRA and Waterbury Hospital.

Location: 690 Main Street South, Suite 7 LL, Southbury

Hours:  Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5 pm

Saturdays by appointment only.

Contact: 203-755-6736


About Waterbury HEALTH

Waterbury HEALTH, which includes Waterbury Hospital, Alliance Medical Group, Cardiology Associates of Greater Waterbury, VNA Health at Home and Access Rehab Centers, Greater Waterbury Imaging Center, offers comprehensive healthcare services including primary care, emergency and acute care, and home healthcare. Serving Waterbury and 11 surrounding communities in Western Connecticut, Waterbury HEALTH is a member of Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc., a national family of hospitals and healthcare networks.


About Diagnostic Radiology Associates

Diagnostic Radiology Associates has been part of the Greater Waterbury health care community since 1974. DRA specializes in diagnostic radiology, women’s imaging, MRI, CT, vascular and interventional radiology, neuroradiology, body imaging and ultrasound. DRA has ACR Accreditation which is considered the gold standard in medical imaging. This Accreditation assures that patients are provided with the highest level of image quality and safety and that our facility meets the requirements for equipment, medical personnel, and quality assurance.