Open Bore 3T MRI

Strongest Clinical Magnet Field Strength

Patients coming to Columbus Diagnostic Imaging for routine Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans have a new reason to be excited. With a new MAGNETOM® Verio MRI scanner from Siemens, Columbus Diagnostic Imaging can offer some of the most advanced MR imaging services in a magnet that is designed for maximum patient comfort.

The scanner offers excellent image quality, superb diagnostic capabilities, and exceptional patient comfort with a large, patient-friendly 70-cm opening. With one foot of spacious headroom, patients won’t feel like they are nose to nose with the top of the magnet.  This means the tight confines in older MRIs are a thing of the past. 

At 3T, the scanner boasts the strongest magnet field strength used clinically today and gives Columbus Diagnostic Imaging access to many applications, including top of the line neurology evaluation, orthopedic and cartilage assessment, vascular imaging, and prostate imaging for detection, staging, and surveillance of prostate cancer.

The system’s large 70-cm opening is wide enough to accommodate a diverse array of patients including individuals who have traditionally been hard to image, such as children, those who are obese (up to 550 lbs), the elderly, and those who are claustrophobic. The increased magnet strength also allows exams to be performed at an average of 10-15 minutes faster than on a standard 1.5T MRI. 

MAGNETOM Verio, with the power of TimTM (Total imaging matrix) technology, has up to 102 seamlessly integrated matrix coil elements and up to 32 independent radiofrequency channels which allow flexible coil combinations that make patient and coil repositioning virtually unnecessary. This allows increased speed for most MRI exams.

The new scanner gives Columbus Diagnostic Imaging one of the most cutting-edge pieces of MRI equipment on the market today. With this system, CDI has a magnet that operates at the highest clinically used field strengths but that allows delivery of one of the most comfortable imaging experiences to patients.

With the many workflow-enhancing features on the system, it is anticipated that it will increase the number of patients who can take advantage of these valuable imaging services.

Understanding MRI

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) uses a magnetic field to orient the position of certain nuclei in the body. Patients are not exposed to X-rays or other radiation during examinations. Watch the video above to learn more about what to expect during an MRI exam.

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