Because we can’t diagnose what we can’t see
Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI) in northern Illinois is committed to providing the highest quality medical imaging services in the area. One way we do that is by investing in technology that captures clear and detailed images. We offer High-field MRI at both of our outpatient centers. These powerful scanners are the gold standard in MR imaging and provide detailed pictures of the inside of the body for an accurate diagnosis.
Why does MRI “field strength” matter?
MR imaging uses a powerful magnet combined with a computer to capture images of the inside of the body. Field strength is the power of the scanner’s magnet—the higher the field strength, the better the image quality. High-field MRIs, like the 1.5T (tesla) that has become an industry standard, also provide more information more quickly. Field strength matters because our radiologists rely on high-quality images to better visualize patient anatomy and make accurate diagnoses.
These high-quality images, when read by our specialized radiologists (doctors with advanced training in reading imaging studies of the body part being examined) you can be confident of an accurate diagnosis.