New Technology Delivers Sharper, Clearer, More Detailed Images
An MRI image detects even the tiniest structural changes within the body. With its assistance, radiologists can identify trauma or abnormalities to the brain, spine, or spinal cord. In addition, soft organs and tissue, glands, joints, as well as bones can be evaluated.
With so many body parts in play, one local company is excited about securing the latest advancement in MRI technology. Radiology Associates unveiled its wide bore 3T MRI this past December 2015.
“An MRI is an extremely accurate tool helping radiologists diagnose and pinpoint disease or injury throughout the body,” says Dr. David Wilson, Chairman of the company’s MRI Department.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio waves to create pictures of organs and structures inside the body.
“In many cases, MRIs offer different information that can’t be seen with an X-ray, ultrasound, or computed tomography (CT) scan,” says Dr. Wilson.
The new 3T MRI’s magnet is stronger and more powerful delivering sharper, clearer, and more detailed images.
Dr. Wilson adds, “When it comes to MRIs, a stronger magnet delivers a better image, which in turn, provides diagnostic confidence and accuracy.”
The new magnet also provides a faster, more efficient exam and less wait time for patients.
Even more beneficial is the 3T’s size. Its open bore design — 70 cm — can help reduce anxiety and that “closed in” feeling, while accommodating patients up to 550 pounds.
“Because patients of all ages and sizes are able to relax, it’s a more comfortable experience,” says Dr. Wilson.
Dr. Wilson says Radiology Associates will make special efforts communicating with area coaches and athletic directors about the new technology, as it will be particularly effective diagnosing concussions, as well as knee or ankle injuries.
“Patients will love the comfort and radiologists will love the detail and results…now that’s a winning combination for everyone!” concludes Dr. Wilson.