MRI uses changes in magnetic fields to create images and does not use x-ray.
3T MRI stands for 3 Tesla or the magnetic field strength. Image resolution improves with 3T MRI, so 3T MRI is well suited for advanced imaging. 3T MRI is also faster, and requires less contrast. 3T MRI is available both in the standard and more roomy wide-bore configurations.
1.5 MRI remains a mainstay in clinical practice and comes in standard and wide bore.
Open MRI is an important type of MRI for patients with claustrophobia, or for positional imaging. We have Open MRI with images comparable to 1.5T but with open sides. We also have Stand Up Open MRI that is “walk in and out” with the front or top completely open, and works well for positional imaging and severe claustrophobia.
SimonMed performs the full range of MRI exams from basic to advanced. For example, our breast MRI provides advanced 3D and dynamic contrast images with added AI processing to identify breast cancer, but also can be used to assess breast implants.