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Enormous magnet lifted into University Hospital



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SALT LAKE CITY -- University Hospital has a new 18,000 pound magnet.

A crane hoisted the 3T magnetic resonance imaging device to the hospital's fourth floor Tuesday evening, where crews guided it through an 8 foot by 10 foot hole in the wall.

Enormous magnet lifted into University Hospital

The device will be the centerpiece of a new Electro-physiology MRI lab, used by the departments of cardiology and radiology.

When it opens in May, the integrated lab will be the first in North America aimed at diagnosing and treating atrial fibrillation, a heart rhythm disorder that affects 3.5 million Americans.

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