MASON CITY, IA – After more than a year of planning, Monday is a big day for Mercy Medical Center North Iowa. Crews worked to move this MRI scanner from Forest Park clinic to Mercy’s emergency room. “This will open up space we’re actually going to put in a much smaller extremities scanner that’s very high power but it specializes in doing MRI scans of small parts; wrists, hands, ankles, knees, feet that kind of thing,” explains Radiologists, Dr. Robert Berg. Hauling the MRI to the ER will also help make things a little more convenient for patients. “It will improve patient access through the emergency room; it will also make it so we don’t have to bring really sick hospital in-patients through public corridors and technically outside of the hospital,” adds Dr. Berg. The project took a crew with a crane about an hour to finish. They expect the MRI to be ready in its new location in about 2 weeks.