HIGH FIELD MRI
Magnetic Resonance Imaging, commonly known as MRI, is a painless, non-invasive way to view the patient's body without using radiation. As the name suggests, the scanner produces a magnetic field. In the presence of this harmless magnetic field, the hydrogen atoms in your body act like small magnets.
A combination of this magnetic field and radio frequencies provides the resonance required to produce the detailed, three-dimensional images.
An increasingly important tool is the Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA).
The MRA has the advantage of being a non-invasive examination that is used for evaluating aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations and occlusions of the intracranial vessels, as well as for screening of atherosclerotic disease and other arterial occlusive diseases.
Our powerful High-Field MRI provides diagnostic confidence with high quality 1.5 Tesla images and a range of clinical applications that can allow your physician to respond to treatment earlier than ever before.
Our Ultra-Short Bore Magnet, with the power of TimTM (Total Imaging Matrix) technology allows for flexible coil combinations that make patient repositioning virtually unnecessary thereby accelerating scanning times. The ultra-short magnet design enhances patient comfort because it permits many exams to be conducted while the patient's head is outside the magnet.
While the vast majority of people will have no difficulty being scanned with MRI, there are a few considerations, most of which have been covered already by your referring physician. You cannot be scanned if you have a pacemaker, cerebral aneurysm clips, or cochlear implants. Most implants (artificial joints, etc.) are now composed of titanium or other non-ferrous metal, but, should you have any questions regarding any possible metal in your body, which have not already been answered by your physician, please ask our staff before your visit.