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High Field MRI

High Field MRI

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a method of obtaining detailed pictures of internal body structures without the use of radiation or radioactive substances of any kind. This is accomplished by placing the patient in a magnetic field while harmless radio waves are turned on and off. This causes the body to emit its own weak radio signals which vary according to tissue characteristics. These signals are then picked up by a sensitive antenna and fed to a computer which produces detailed high field mri: images of the body for interpretation by trained radiologists.

High Field MRI utilizes a cylindrical tube in which the magnet is enclosed. Patients are placed in the unit lying down, either head first or feet first. Since this configuration produces optimum magnetic field strength, the signal and images produced are of the highest quality. HF MRI exams usually take 20 – 30 minutes.

You can help to produce a high quality image by lying still during the examination while breathing normally. The average scan takes 5 to 15 minutes – the complete examination about 30 to 45 minutes – during which several dozen images will be produced.

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