MRI – Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Siemens 3T MRI technology, now available at Tower Imaging Valencia with our new MAGNETOM Skrya High-Field scanner, is the most significant advancement in magnetic resonance imaging in more than a decade. Tim 4G allows for more Flexibility, Accuracy, and Speed.
- Complete, quiet exams for neurology and orthopedics.
- Up to 97% reduction in sound pressure
- No compromises in image quality
Tower Imaging Valencia is proud to couple this technology with our Radiologists’ expertise in order to provide advanced MRI exams.
Tower Imaging Valencia’s state-of-the-art technology allows us to optimize every aspect of a patient’s MRI experience. From quieter and shorter exam times and greater patient comfort, to improved image quality, which translates into a more accurate diagnosis.
Our 3 Tesla MAGNETOM Skyra MRI by Siemens is perfect for multiple applications and enhances our Radiologists’ ability to interpret exams for conditions such as cardiac disease, vascular disease, stroke, musculoskeletal joint disorders, abdominal/pelvic conditions and brain disorders.
What is MRI?
MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is a safe, painless, and potentially one of the most accurate, noninvasive procedures available to obtain images of the body. In many cases, a high quality MRI reveals exquisite anatomic detail and eliminates the need for additional diagnostic procedures.
In MRI, a magnet is used in conjunction with radio waves and a sophisticated computer system to generate accurate images of the body without using any radiation. MRI is frequently used to study muscles, joints, the brain and spine, the abdomen, pelvis, chest and blood vessels.
The MRI Procedure
Preparing for an MRI or MRA is pretty simple. Patients may eat and take medications as they normally would, unless directed otherwise by a physician.
Patients should wear loose, comfortable clothing, and may be asked to wear a gown to prevent any magnetic interference with buckles or zippers.
Because MRI uses a strong magnetic field, please notify your physician or our office prior to your exam if you have a pacemaker, artificial heart valve or any other metal inside your body.
A patient will be positioned on a cushioned table that will slide into the MRI machine. A Technologist will monitor the exam at all times and a speaker system keeps the patient connected to the Technologist.
Depending on the type of exam ordered a special coil may be used to image certain areas of the body, or a contrast agent may be injected through an IV. This is known as MRA and is a procedure used to clearly see blood vessels.
A typical MRI exam takes approximately 30 – 45 minutes.
Following an MRI Exam
Once the MRI study is complete, one of Tower Imaging Valencia’s Radiologists will interpret the exam and report the findings to the patient’s physician.