Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
MRI uses specialized equipment and expertise that allows evaluation of some body structures that may not be as visible with other methods such as CT scanning.
CT or X-ray imaging can be obscured by bone structure. But magnetic resonance imaging produces exquisitely clear pictures of soft internal tissue such as organs and blood vessels with greater detail and contrast than other methods.
An added advantage of MRI is that it can create detailed images of blood vessels without the necessity of injecting the patient with contrast media.
The MRI technology used at Phoebe is among the best in the world.
MRI technology is one of the most rapidly advancing fields in medicine. The magnetic resonance (MR) scanner that was the best available when installed can be outdated in a very few years. Not all hospitals possess the wherewithal to keep up with this quickly changing technology.
But Phoebe reinvests on a continuing basis in the absolute latest diagnostic technology, and that's particularly true of MRI.
Phoebe's 1.5 tesla Siemens Magnetom Avanto total imaging matrix MRI scanner is a revolutionary advance in MR technology that represents a breakthrough in detail and contrast. Put simply, this scanner sees things others can't.
“Phoebe’s latest addition at Meredyth is the Siemens Magnetom Verio 3T MRI system which has twice the field strength of a conventional magnet, allowing for faster patient exams and unparalleled high-definition MRI.
Digital imaging gets results to doctors faster.
As with other imaging technologies at Phoebe, our fully digital imaging process saves time and cost in getting the images into the hands of radiologists and patient's doctors. Instead of producing film negatives, Phoebe's MRI systems produce high-resolution digital images that are sent to doctors to view on computer screens, drastically cutting down on the time between scanning and doctor diagnosis.
For more information about radiology services at the main campus, please call (229) 312-1176.