Tesla (T) is the unit of measurement quantifying the strength of a magnetic field. Most MRI machines generate a magnetic field strength of 1.5 Tesla, however new developments have allowed for this to be doubled, and at Rouse Hill Medical Imaging we have just installed a GE 3T MRI.
What are the benefits of a 3T MRI?
The magnetic field produced by using 3T yields exceptional anatomic detail. Thus, if a picture is worth a thousand words, the 3 Tesla MRI is an encyclopedia. The increased image clarity revealed by 3T is particularly beneficial for pathological conditions involving the brain, spine, and musculoskeletal system.
The benefits of the 3T scanner are not confined to Magnetic Resonance Imaging. The increased spatial resolution of the 3T scanner allows for high-quality vascular imaging giving a clearing image for your diagnosis.