Not all MRI scanners are created equal.
MRI scans have guided diagnoses and saved lives for nearly 45 years. Even those of us who haven’t had an MRI scan know the procedure from movies and television: the patient slides dramatically into a brightly lit, loudly banging tube, and moments later their medical team has a detailed view of their precise medical condition, surpassing what they were able to achieve with X-rays or CT scans.
In real life, traditional MRIs aren’t quite that straightforward. Scanning a single body part can take an hour or more. MRI results are seldom crystal clear, though they represent major advances from older technologies like CT scans and X-rays, and often require some degree of interpretation. Some conditions cannot be accurately documented via MRI. And the entire experience is even more claustrophobic than medical dramas tend to suggest.
That’s why Diversity MRI is so proud to offer the most powerful MRI scanner available for clinical use. Our 3.0 T MRI scanner delivers twice the power of traditional machines while providing clearer results addressing a wider variety of conditions, all while affording patients briefer, more comfortable sessions.
Our scanner delivers a full three Ts of imaging power.
Traditional MRI machines are limited to 1.5 T. The extra power means that 3.0 T systems produce better signal-to-noise ratios and spatial and temporal resolution than traditional MRIs. Because of this, 3.0 T scanners are taking MRI scanning into entirely new territory.
On a practical level, 3.0 T systems make MRI scanning available to a wider variety of patients. The power of our MRI machine and our analytical software all but eliminate the need for gadolinium as a contrast agent for vascular imaging. This is great news for patients with kidney issues, who have traditionally been prevented from receiving MRIs because of the risks inherent in gadolinium injections.
Our scanner can also document a wider variety of organs and structures than traditional MRI scanners, which allows physicians to assess more conditions than ever before. This is especially important when scanning for abnormalities in vascular flow—a reliable way to screen for cancers of the prostate and other organs. Its superior resolution also extends the value of MRI to assessments of minute structures including the inner ear and the biliary system.