Quickest diagnostic 3T MRI affords higher accuracy and a superior picture

Mercy Medical Heart has acquired the Philips Ingenia Elition 3T MRI, the quickest diagnostic magnetic resonance imaging expertise accessible. The 3T MRI was put in and is now operational, mentioned Brad M. Cogan, M.D., Chair of the Division of Radiology at Mercy.

MRI is a expertise that makes use of specifically designed sturdy magnets -; between 10,000 and 20,000 occasions the energy of Earth’s magnetic discipline -; to take pictures of the organs and buildings contained in the human physique. A tesla is the unit of measurement quantifying the energy of a magnetic discipline. A 3T MRI generates a magnetic discipline that’s twice as sturdy as a standard MRI, and 10 to fifteen occasions as sturdy as open MRI scanners.

This state-of-the-art diagnostic gear will present providers for about 9,600 sufferers per yr. The 3T MRI affords higher accuracy and a superior picture. Sufferers will discover considerably much less noise than is widespread in most MRI machines, and can additional profit from diminished time from prognosis to remedy.”

Dr. Brad M. Cogan, M.D., Chair of the Division of Radiology, Mercy Medical Heart

“We’re extraordinarily happy to have the ability to supply this new expertise for the good thing about our sufferers. Sufferers will admire the immersive audio-visual expertise, because the 3T MRI offers superior audio and visible parts to permit sufferers higher management and luxury throughout their scan,” mentioned Dr. David N. Maine, president and CEO, Mercy Well being Companies, Mercy Medical Heart.

3T MRIs can have a bigger and shorter magnet bore, the part of the machine wherein the affected person will lay nonetheless. This implies sufferers with claustrophobia have extra space and are much less more likely to request sedation. Bigger sufferers can have a neater time getting a top quality scan as a result of they will match extra simply into the MRI machine.

MRI scans can range relying on what’s being imaged. The longer it takes to conduct a scan, the higher probability the ensuing picture can be poor.

“The 3T MRI is quicker, so the scan is accomplished extra rapidly. That is essential as a result of the longer the affected person is within the scanner, the extra they might transfer and the ensuing picture can degrade,” Dr. Cogan mentioned.

The brand new machine options devoted coil expertise for extremity imaging of the shoulder, hand, wrist, foot, ankle and knee.

“MRIs are effectively suited to scan circumstances affecting the mind, backbone, and musculoskeletal programs. However along with that, 3T MRI can scan for brand new circumstances like prostate most cancers,” Dr. Cogan mentioned.

“The addition of 3T MRI is a major improve to Mercy’s Imaging division and represents an development in expertise that advantages sufferers and clinicians alike,” Dr. Cogan added.


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