Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI or MR) combines a powerful magnet with an advanced computer system and radio waves to produce accurate, detailed pictures of organs and tissues to diagnose a variety of medical conditions and guide patient care.
The strength of an MRI magnet is called “field strength” and is measured in Tesla or “T.” The term “High-field MRI” is used when the scanners field strength is 1T or above. Benefits of high-field scanners include the ability to see smaller details of your body and shorter scan times.
Images from high-field MRI scanners are read by our specialized radiologists – doctors with advanced training in reading imaging studies of the body part you are having examined – so you can be confident of an accurate diagnosis.
If you have questions about an upcoming MRI exam with us, please call the center where your exam is scheduled. For more industry information on MRI, visit www.RadiologyInfo.org.