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What is high field MRI? What are the advantages of this diagnostic?

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When a specialist doctor suspects the existence of pathology, they indicate to the patient that one or more tests be carried out to clarify their diagnosis. Among these tests, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR ) stands out as one of the most transparent and effective diagnostic imaging tests for offering images of the body’s interior.

In this way, magnetic resonance has always been considered an efficient test within Medicine due to its usefulness in the diagnosis of pathologies of various kinds, such as:

  • Vascular pathologies of arteries and veins.
  • Neurological pathologies of the soft and bony parts of the skull.
  • Pathologies are related to joints, muscles and bones.
  • And many pathologies are related to organs of all kinds, such as lungs, kidneys, male and female pelvis, breast, abdomen, etc.
  • In addition, technological advances have allowed MRIs to be improved over the years until conventional MRIs evolve into what is called high-field MRI.  

HIGH-FIELD MRI, THE LATEST IN RESONANCE

An MRI works in colloquial terms like a powerful magnet. This power is reflected in Teslas, a unit of measurement that defines the unit of magnetic induction or magnetic flux density of a technology.

Tesla unit

Thus, the main difference between conventional MRIs and the current ones, called high-field resonances, is precisely the number of Teslas they contain. Classic teams typically offered 0.5 Teslas. On the other hand, it can be considered that high-field MRIs are found above this parameter. 

Magnetic field homogeneity

However, the technological improvement of the MRI equipment is not only reflected in the number of Teslas that the machine possesses but also in other factors. One is the homogeneity of the static magnetic field that makes up all the resonances. When this static magnetic field is more expansive, it offers more excellent uniformity in the test performance, which means that the exploration range is extended. A more stable image is guaranteed as a result.

High-performance coils

 In this way, traditionally, the resonances consisted of a short gradient coil. In contrast, the high field resonance equipment consists of a more protected gradient coil, an advanced coil system that provides more explicit images while reducing the induced currents.

All the features described above define what high-field magnetic resonance equipment is. The ultimate goal of these features is to improve the resolution of the images. This means, in turn, that the images obtained after performing the MRI are more reliable since they have higher quality and the treated area is observed more precisely. For this reason, this type of MRI makes it easier for medical specialists to make diagnoses and, therefore, to indicate appropriate subsequent treatment.

CHARACTERISTICS OF HIGH-FIELD MRIS

MRIs themselves have some common advantages. These are amplified by the benefits of the latest high-field magnetic resonance imaging technologies. Thus, the characteristics of the high-field equipment that we use at RESOCAN can be summarised as follows:

  • Painless test.
  • No ionising radiation like all MRIs.
  • Maximum image resolution is due to Teslas’s latest technology and coils and the magnetic field’s homogeneity.
  • Accuracy in the results thanks to the above.
  • Noise minimisation is the quietest equipment on the market today.
  • Speed. They are tests that are carried out between 20 and 30 minutes. THE ADVANTAGES OF AN MRI

Sometimes specialists consider suspicion of the appearance of a particular pathology when they examine a patient. When this happens, they usually indicate the performance of specific diagnostic tests to ensure an exhaustive study of the patient’s body area.

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is among the most performed studies that offer the best results. This test allows specialists to make an accurate diagnosis to indicate the most appropriate treatment in each case or continue with previous treatment.

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF THIS DIAGNOSTIC TEST?

Magnetic resonances are a particular test for medical specialists because they can rule out and diagnose pathologies of various kinds. Thus, its use is widespread in studying multiple types of tumours and traumatological and neurological injuries.

The main advantages offered by an MRI are:

  • The simplicity of performing the test since no prior preparation is required.
  • It does not use ionising radiation.
  • The duration since they are carried out is between 20 and 30 minutes approximately.
  • The exhaustiveness and quality of the results it offers.
  • Which is not invasive.
  • Which is entirely painless for the patient.
  • At RESOCAN, we have the latest technology in performing magnetic resonance imaging. We offer our patients the most advanced equipment from Canon, which, in addition to the above benefits, allows us to perform magnetic resonance imaging with minimal noise since It is the quietest equipment on the market. This way, the patient can feel more comfortable performing the test.
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