Radiology Associates work with the newest 1.5 Tesla high field GE
MRI's with the latest software and hardware.
GE’s next generation premium 1.5T MR scanners offer
unprecedented resolution and speed.
What is MRI?
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is
the fastest and safest, non interventional way to get the
clearest pictures of your internal body structure.
This technology enables physicians to
detect developing diseases or abnormalities earlier than before and
better helps them to treat any problems that may be found.
Basically, MRI involves a powerful
but harmless magnetic field and radio waves. It does not use
x-rays. These radio waves are just like the kind that transmit
AM music on your radio.
The combination of radio waves and
a magnetic field produces very clear images of the body
structures such as the brain, spine, and other vital organs.
Rather than relying simply on a
patient's symptoms, the radiologist immediately sees the
specific source of a physical problem and your doctor can move
quickly and precisely with appropriate, early treatment.
In some instances, this can reduce
the need for exploratory surgery or other diagnostic studies
which may present more risk.
Magnet Resonance Imaging is at the
forefront of today's diagnostic tools.
MRI is a painless procedure that
has virtually no known side effects. To date, millions of
patients have experienced MRI and the procedure has been proved
to be extremely safe. In fact, since MRI uses harmless radio
waves and magnetisation instead of x-rays, it is considered to
be safer than the other radiological techniques that do use
Benefits of MRI
Contra-indications are situations or
conditions where you cannot undertake an MRI investigation.
Since MRI uses an extremely strong
magnetic field, no metallic objects can be taken into the
If you have certain metallic
implants or if you have a pacemaker then we may not be able to
scan you through an MRI investigation.
To ensure that there are no
contra-indications for you to have an MRI scan you will be asked
to complete a short questionnaire before the procedure.
PROPELLER–HD Brain Imaging
PROPELLER, for both 1.5T is an advanced
reconstruction process that produces clear,
high-resolution images in even the most active
patients, with much less sensitivity to motion and
susceptibility artifacts. HD PROPELLER even
eliminates the subtle physiologic motion artifacts
encountered with nearly every patient.
Angiographic Imaging - Signa EXCITE HD 1.5T
Tricks uses an intricate method of temporal sampling
and complex data recombination to give very sharp
images of arteries.