This is an informative guide outlining the differences between MRI Machines.
What is an MRI machine? An MRI machine is essentially a strong magnet that sends radio waves to the body. The returning body signals are converted into images on the computer attached to the scanner. MRI's objectively capture images of patient's soft tissue. Therefore, choosing the proper MRI facility is paramount to a personal injury lawsuit and objectifying injuries.
Differences in MRI Machine's Signal and Field Strength
The Strength of the Magnet on an MRI machine is crucial. The quality of the image an MRI produces depends on signal and field strength. Tesla (T) is the unit of measurement quantifying the strength of a magnetic field. Today, the standard Tesla (T) for MRI machines in a clinical setting is 1.5T or greater with 3 Tesla (T) being the highest available.
Making sure your MRI facility has the proper MRI Scanner
Although the standard for an MRI machine in the clinical setting is a 1.5T machine, many facilities have not revolutionized their scanners and remain using subpar machines. It is also worth noting that the stronger Tesla (T) on the MRI machine, the shorter time it takes to complete your MRI.
Choosing the Right MRI Facility
High-Field MRI Machine's are 1.5T-3.0T. Mid-Field MRI Machine's are .5T-1.0T. Low-Field MRI Machine's are .2T-.35T. Therefore, 1.5T-3.0T MRI machines are the machine of choice.
How to find out what type of MRI Scanner any MRI facility has
Fortunately, all you have to do is call the MRI facility and ask them what type of Tesla their MRI Machine has.
Nothing in this guide should be construed as medical or legal advice. This is solely a guide on the differences between MRI machines.
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