Problems in Waco

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In 2008, the Va facility in Waco Tx  bought an MRI machine to study Brain damage in soldiers…

Seems that the plan was to do brain scans on soldiers before deployment and scan the same people after deployment and compare the results…

Here’s the story  from  Modern  Health  Care   “the industry’s leading source of healthcare business and policy news, research and information”  (MHCs’ words)

http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20141018/INFO/310189928

A good idea…There are a few problems however…

“Researchers have been unable to complete any brain research on the machine amid concerns about image quality and mechanical breakdowns.”

Since 2008, virtually nothing has been done with this $3.6 M MRI machine because it was installed so poorly that vibrations caused poor image quality …

And the VA continues to throw good money after bad…The storys’ last paragraph…

“In the past year, VA officials have hired both a new center director and a supervisor for its neuroimaging program and plan to restart research on the scanner once they reduce the vibrations they say led to its image quality problems.”

Incompetence continues unabated…

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