Medical Diagnostics utilizes the GE Signa
Profile Platinun MRI
System. The innovative
open-air gantry design of the GE easily accomodates
the most demanding
cases with superior image quality
claustrophobic and large patients.
Patient Comforts • Patient's anxiety subside when they see that the
MRI is open on
all four sides.
• Our compassionate staff focuses on patient's
concerns and anxieties,
especially if he or she had a previous negative MRI experience.
• Face-to-face conversation and headphone free compact disc, tape or radio
help ensure patients
remain calm and comfortable throughout the exam.
quadrature solenoid head coil and advanced pulse
sequence design provide
high resolution images of the brain tissue.
of an MRI Exam of the Breast
MRI has several potential benefits in helping to investigate breast concerns.
An MRI exam allows breast images to be taken in any plane and from any orientation.
One particular advantage of MRI is that it is highly sensitive to small abnormalities
that can sometimes be missed with other exams. For instance, a mammogram or ultrasound
(sonogram) of the breast may reveal breast cancer in one area. However, an MRI
of the breast may show that the cancer is in fact multi-focal; small tumors are
present in several areas of the breast. Determining the extent of breast cancer
with MRI can help indicate treatment: breast conserving surgery (lumpectomy)
or breast removal (mastectomy). Mastectomy is indicated if there are multiple
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slice, small field-of-view acquisitions provide high
of the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments of the knee.
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Imaging of the lumbar
spine has taken the place of
myelography. This non-invasive technique
visualization of the discs and spinal canal.
high-resolution MRI scan of breast and implants. Note the implant twisting
on the upper (left) image and the implant valve on the lower (left) image