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State of Art 3 Tesla MRI

The newly installed high end 3 Tesla MRI (MAGNETOM Lumina) at Max Superspeciality Hospital Patparganj, gives excellent clinical imaging with unique Biomatrix technology that understands the bio variability of different patients to give clear, high-resolution images for accurate diagnosis. 

The new wide bore advance 180 channel 3 Tesla MRI is much faster, reducing the scan time almost 40-50%, better patient experience due to inbore lighting with Audio visual Infotainment System, reduction in noise upto 70-80%, reducing anxiety and claustrophobia. This system has light weight flexible coils and totally Artificial Intelligence Assisted Planning and Non-Contrast Vascular Images. 

This latest MRI is very helpful in neuro-imaging, especially screening of stoke patients which can be done very quickly along with advance imaging like non-contrast perfusion and susceptibility weighted images (SWI). In oncological imaging it gives finer details of tumors that can help in better diagnosis and treatment planning alongwith dynamic imaging. It gives fine details of musculoskeletal, chest, abdomen and breast imaging to name a few. 

These advantages can lead to improved diagnostic accuracy and improved work flow in many applications.

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Ans: A CT scan uses X-rays where as an MRI Scan uses strong magnetic field and radio frequency waves to produce the images. MRI provides better soft tissue contrast than CT, especially in imaging Brain, Spinal cord and Musculoskeletal structures. 

Ans: There is no need to change in your diet. You can take your normal medicine. You will be asked to remove all metallic items. Patient with metallic implant, pacemaker or metallic clips must notify to MRI staff. 

Ans: There are no known side effects of an MRI scan and it can be done any number of times. Patient who has any metallic material within body must notify to the MRI staff. 

Ans: It is safe for breast feeding women and children. No adverse effect is reported till date during MRI scanning of pregnant women. 

Ans: 3 Tesla MRI provides higher clarity and better details of soft tissue structures and can do scanning in much lesser time as compared to 1.5 Tesla MRI. It has wide bore (tunnel is broader) and has inbuilt features to reduce the claustrophobia and anxiety during the scan. 

Ans: This 3 Tesla MRI Machine is equipped with possibility of doing MRI scans with ~ 70% reduction in noise during the scanning of Brain, Spine, Knee, Shoulder and Hip joints etc, which is very uncomfortable for the patients. 

Ans: This 3 Tesla MRI screens the Stroke patient very quickly, saving the precious time for the management. Also, advance imaging like non-contrast perfusion (ASL) and susceptibility weighted images (SWI) have higher sensitivity on 3 Tesla MRI as compared to 1.5 Tesla MRI. 

Ans: 3 Tesla MRI give higher resolution images that gives finer details of tumors that can help in better diagnosis and treatment planning. Dynamic imaging is an important part for oncological imaging at 3 Tesla MRI.

Ans: It gives minute details of ligaments, tendons and menisci. It is excellent in imaging of cartilage and bones marrow. 

Ans: It provides fine details of Prostatic tumors, Breast lesions, Angiography without contrast and many more.

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