Patrons at the East Brook Mall in Willimantic, CT can now get an MRI while they shop. Dr. Hadeer Shaikhly, a former chief radiologist at Windham Hospital in Willimantic, has opened an outpatient center for CT and MRI scans right between the Radio Shack and Borders Express in the mall. While patients or their escorts wait for their exam they can take a pager, which rings when it is their time, into the mall and shop.
According to Dr. Shaikhly, patients with non-emergency cases often have a long wait to be scheduled at hospitals, or patients are given a medical office address unknown to them. Some simply prefer avoiding hospitals for routine checkups.


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