MRI

MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) technology uses a large magnet and radio waves to capture detailed images of soft tissues and organs. MRI scans are useful for examining the brain and spinal cord. Our physicians also use them to distinguish healthy tissue from diseased or injured tissue for conditions from torn ligaments to tumors.

Technologies

MAGNETOM™ Avanto MRI with 1.5 Tesla magnet - This MRI provides a quieter, quicker and more comfortable MRI experience for patients. It offers 97% acoustic noise reduction without compromising image quality and also provides fast image acquisition with parallel imaging in all dimensions, including head-to-toe, front-to-back and side-to-side. Patients can now experience the shortest exam times available for MRI scans.

The Magnetom Avanto MRI provides whole body coverage with a comfortable and inviting design. The Body Matrix coil weighs only 33.5 ounces, making it significantly more comfortable, especially for very sick cardiac or oncology patients. And with the whole-body coverage capability, there is no patient or coil re-positioning for most exams. With the Avanto MRI physicians receive detailed images, not available with a completely open MRI, of the tiniest areas which are necessary to examine neurological structures.

Magnetom™ Skyra 3T MRI - An MRI for ALL sizes!

When it comes to MRIs, a stronger magnet means clearer images and the 3T is the most powerful magnet in clinical use today. Our Magnetom® 3T Skyra MRI delivers the crystal clear images (not possible with a completely open MRI) that physicians need with the comfort and speed every patient wants.

Siemens Magnetom Symphony MRI with 1.5 Tesla magnet, to patients throughout the region, thanks to our mobile MRI unit. This powerful MRI provides the same quality of images as our hospital-based MRI systems, and is almost as quick, providing total body scans in less than 20 minutes. It can accommodate differently-able patients with a special lift, wheelchair and gurney capabilities. The mobile MRI unit is scheduled daily in locations throughout east Texas.

The MAGNETOM™ Espree open bore MRI accommodates patients of all sizes, including the obese, elderly and children, providing more headroom and comfort for patients who tend to become claustrophobic. Almost 60% of exams can be performed with the patient’s head outside of the system due to the shorter length of the magnet. The high-power Espree, like the Avanto and Symphony MRI units, delivers crystal clear 1.5 Tesla magnet images not available with a completely open MRI.