1.5 Tesla MRI Scanning

Our 1.5 Tesla MRI scanner utilizes a premium platform delivering both exceptional performance and superior image quality.

It is well known that increasing the magnet’s field strength yields the additional signal-to-noise necessary to drive MRI protocol flexibility, and the ability to rapidly switch the gradient magnetic fields provides the power to implement cutting-edge techniques acquiring neurovascular, orthopedic, abdominal and cardiovascular images. In addition, advanced MRI applications can enhance imaging speed, resolution and contrast.

The High-Field Advantage

High-Field MRI is recognized as the most advanced MRI technology currently available and we are pleased to able to complement the unique positional capabilities of the patient-friendly 0.6 Tesla Upright Weight-Bearing MRIs in our network to offer an unparalleled selection of MRI scanners for our patients and referring physicians.

The Perfect Complement To The Stand-Up® MRI

High-Field MRI is the perfect complement to the Patient-Friendly™, Multi-Position™ Stand-Up® MRI.

  • Unique Diagnostic Capability

Equipped with a bed that can rotate the patient from the recumbent (lie-down) position to an upright (sitting of standing) position, the STAND-UP® MRI is the only Position-of-Symptoms MRI and Weight-Bearing MRI. Certain anatomical regions of the body are very sensitive to position and gravity. For example, patients with lower back problems are often most uncomfortable when in a particular weight-bearing position. Whatever that position that creates the symptom(s), that’s the position in which the patient should be scanned in order for the diagnostician to assess the full extent of the patient’s problem.

  • The Most Patient-Friendly™ MRI

The overwhelming majority of patients scanned on STAND-UP® MRI are in a seated position watching their choice of programming on a large TV. Since there is nothing immediately above the patient’s head or in front of the patient’s face, the rate of claustrophobic rejection is nearly zero percent. It is not unusual to hear of patients travelling hundreds of miles to the nearest STAND-UP® MRI center. The STAND-UP® MRI can also accommodate very large patients who simply can’t fit into other MRI scanners, as well as patients who are physically unable to lie down, such as kyphotic patients.

The Stand-Up (R) MRI