MRI Equipment

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MEDARVA IMAGING provides patient comfort with a 70cm wide-bore MRI.

MEDARVA IMAGING 70cm Wide Bore MRI

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) exams – non-invasive diagnostic imaging exams of soft tissue, bone, and muscle – have become one of the fastest growing types of medical diagnostic tests in the United States. With MEDARVA Imaging's installation of a MAGNETOM Aera 1.5 T MRI System from Siemens Healthcare patients can now experience faster, more comfortable exams.

The addition of this new MRI scanner to MEDARVA Imaging will expand access to diagnostic imaging that supports a complete range of clinical applications, including neurology, orthopedics, body imaging, angiography, cardiology, breast imaging, and oncology.

Benefits of the MAGNETOM Aera 1.5T
The MAGNETOM Aera offers doctors an array of diagnostic possibilities and provides patients with a more comfortable experience.

Like all MRI’s the MAGNETOM Aera uses magnets that are measured in Tesla (T) to acquire images. At 1.5T, the MAGETOM Aera offers superb image quality that may be used for a wide range of medical needs – from orthopedic and sports- related injuries to breast cancer testing – and can help physicians make quicker, more accurate diagnoses.

The MAGNETOM Aera boasts a 70 cm open bore – the tube-like structure of an MRI machine, where the patient lies during the imaging process – and can provide access for obese patients of up to 550 pounds. Additionally, the system’s ultra-short bore (145 cm) can help to alleviate concerns of claustrophobic since many exams can be performed with the patient’s head outside of the bore.

The system is equipped with two exclusive Siemens technologies: Tim™ 4G and Dot (Day optimizing throughput). The combination of Tim and Dot improves the entire MRI workflow and delivers patient-centered care. The results are faster, more comfortable exams for patients.

MRI faq’s

MRI scans cans can take as little as 10 minutes to over an hour. The length of the test depends on the area of the body that will be scanned. You will be told the time you should expect prior to your scan.
You should not have any pain from the MRI scan itself. However, some MRI scans are performed using a contrast fluid. If your procedure is performed with contrast, you may feel a cool sensation where the IV is placed in your body.
Yes. You will communicate throughout the procedure with the technologist performing your scan.
There are no known risks to pregnant women or unborn babies from MRI procedures. However, MRI with contrast is not typically performed on women during pregnancy.