Double the Strength – 3T MRI

Double the Strength – 3T MRI

Spectrum Medical Imaging now offers 3 T MRI scanning at our Silver Street Randwick location.

What is 3T MRI scanning?

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a medical imaging technique that utilises magnetic fields to give detailed anatomic images without ionising radiation. MRI scanning has broad uses including musculoskeletal, prostate, cardiac, breast and paediatric applications.

Tesla (T) is the unit of measurement quantifying the strength of a magnetic field. To date, 1.5 T MRI scanners have been the industry standard. The new 3T MRI produces double the magnetic field strength of the standard 1.5T MRI scanners, resulting in high image quality and anatomical detail.

What are the benefits of a 3T MRI scanner?

Twice the strength means

  • Higher spatial resolution with reduced image noise
    • Particularly useful for high quality vascular imaging & neuroimaging
    • Increased sensitivity to detect pathology
  • Shorter scan time and wider bore
    • Maximising patient comfort

Our Liverpool and High Street Randwick practices also offer 1.5T MRI scanning.