MAGNETOM Verio is the shortest 3T system available today, with an ultra-light magnet. The Magnetom Verio 3T machine is a 70cm open bore MRI system that is equipped with the Tim™ (Total Imaging Matrix) technology that allows for shorter exam times. This system offers more access that will result in more comfort for the patient. This system has been designed for patients of all shapes and sizes. The table on this machine can accommodate patients up to 550 lbs. Patients have less discomfort as well as less anxiety resulting in less sedation The MAGNETOM Verio offers greater patient access and comfort made possible by the 70 cm Open Bore resulting in higher throughput and more referrals. Because patients feel less discomfort and anxiety, it reduces the need for sedation and minimizes claustrophobic rejections. In addition, Tim™ technology also increases throughput thanks to shorter scan time. This machine has a TrueForm™ ultra-light magnet and gradient design that fits the true form of the body. This results in more imaging volume compared to the conventional MRI designs. It also has a higher image quality, better fat saturation as well as the ability to efficiently use the full available field of view of 50×50×45 cm, accessing an anatomical coverage of up to a 50 cm field of view.
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MR imaging uses a powerful magnetic field, radio waves and a computer to produce detailed pictures of organs, soft tissues, bone and virtually all other internal body structures. The images can then be examined on a computer monitor or printed. MRI does not use ionizing radiation (x-rays) and can accomodate up to 660 lbs.
Detailed MR images allow physicians to better evaluate parts of the body for certain diseases that may not be assessed adequately with other imaging methods such as x-ray, ultrasound or computed tomography (also called CT or CAT scanning).
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In magnetic resonance angiography (MRA), a powerful magnetic field, radio waves and a computer produce the detailed images. MR angiography does not use ionizing radiation (x-rays). MR angiography may be performed with or without contrast material.
CT scanning—sometimes called CAT scanning—is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. CT imaging combines special x-ray equipment with sophisticated computers to produce multiple images or pictures of the inside of the body. These cross-sectional images of the area being studied can then be examined on a computer monitor or printed. CT scans of internal organs, bone, soft tissue and blood vessels provide greater clarity and reveal more details than regular x-ray exams.
Using specialized equipment and expertise to create and interpret CT scans of the body, radiologists can more easily diagnose problems such as cancers, cardiovascular disease, infectious disease, trauma and musculoskeletal disorders. CT scanning provides more detailed information on head injuries, stroke, brain tumors and other brain diseases than regular radiographs (x-rays). Using CT, the bony structure of the spinal vertebrae is clearly and accurately shown by CT scanning, as are the intervertebral disks and, to some degree, the spinal cord. Perhaps the most frequent use of spinal CT is to detect—or rule out—spinal column damage in patients who have been injured.
CT scanning of the body is:
CT scanning of the head is typically used to detect:
CT scanning of the spine is also performed to:
Physicians often use the CT examination to:
CT scanning is also performed to:
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Low dose CT Lung Screening may detect lung cancer before symptoms are being experienced.
This is important as lung cancer has usually metastasized and is often not treatable once symptoms are present.
Low dose CT lung screening is recommended for high-risk individuals with a history of heavy smoking. Have a discussion with your primary care physician about scheduling the exam.
Here are the guidelines put forth by authorities such as American Cancer Society and American Lung Association:
Medicare and many insurances cover this exam. PMI also offers a cash pay option if needed.
A cardiac CT scan is a non-invasive way of obtaining information about the location and extent of calcified plaque in the coronary arteries—the vessels that supply oxygen-containing blood to the heart wall. Plaque is a build-up of fat and other substances, including calcium, which can, over time, narrow the arteries or even close off blood flow to the heart. The result may be painful angina in the chest or a heart attack.
Because calcium is a marker of coronary artery disease, the amount of calcium detected on a cardiac CT scan is a helpful diagnostic tool. The findings on cardiac CT are expressed as a calcium score. Another name for this test is coronary artery calcium scoring.
Ultrasound imaging, also called sonography, involves exposing part of the body to high-frequency sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body. The ultrasound machine consists of a sophisticated computer connected by a cord to a microphone type device. This device, called a transducer, is actually the combination of a sound transmitter and a microphone. The transducer sends high-pitched sounds into the body. The sounds are above the hearing range for humans. It then listens for the echoes that come back from your tissues. Different tissues of the body send back different echoes. Also, certain diseased or injured tissues send back different echoes than healthy tissues. The computer takes the information from the echoes and turns it into a set of images.
Doppler ultrasound is a special ultrasound technique that evaluates blood as it flows through a blood vessel, including the body’s major arteries and veins in the abdomen, arms, legs, and neck.
Ultrasound is used to look at soft tissue structures in the abdomen. It can evaluate infection, inflammation, and tumors. It is especially successful in detecting gallstones. Ultrasound is also used to evaluate pelvic structures in women. It is one of the best ways to look for cysts and tumors. Because it uses no radiation, it is also an excellent way of evaluating pregnancies.
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A mammogram is an x-ray examination that uses extremely low doses of radiation to obtain accurate images of the breasts. It is the best way of detecting small cancers even before they can be felt. The American Cancer Society estimates that one in nine women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. While the exact cause of breast cancer has not been found, we do know that it is treatable and can often be cured when detected early. The American Cancer Society recommends that after consulting with your physician, if you are not experiencing any breast symptoms or problems, you should have a “baseline” mammogram at age 40 and then a yearly screening mammogram. Your physician may recommend a screening mammogram before age forty, based on your risk factors for breast cancer. Because a small percentage of breast cancers cannot be seen on a mammogram, your best defense against breast cancer is an annual mammogram, monthly breast self-examination, and an annual breast exam by your physician.
Osteoporosis is a leading cause of disability among older people, particularly elderly women. Bones weakened by mineral loss are prone to fractures, especially in the spine and hip. Low bone density is measured by a number of techniques. These techniques all measure bone mineralization and detect osteoporosis or bone loss due to menopause, medications or other risk factors. DEXA scan is one of the most widely used detectors of bone mineral density. The use of low dose radiation in conjunction with highly sophisticated computerized analysis provides unique and accurate information about bone density. One of our board-certified radiologists will interpret the results. Your test results will assist your physician in determining if treatment for bone loss is necessary.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a noninvasive, usually painless medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions.
MR imaging uses a powerful magnetic field, radio waves and a computer to produce detailed pictures of organs, soft tissues, bone and virtually all other internal body structures. The images can then be examined on a computer monitor or printed. MRI does not use ionizing radiation (x-rays).
Detailed MR images allow physicians to better evaluate parts of the body and certain diseases that may not be assessed adequately with other imaging methods such as x-ray, ultrasound or computed tomography (also called CT or CAT scanning).
MRI of the breast offers valuable information about many breast conditions that cannot be obtained by other imaging modalities, such as mammography or ultrasound. MRI of the breast is not a replacement for mammography or ultrasound imaging but rather a supplemental tool for detecting and staging breast cancer and other breast abnormalities.
Medical studies are currently being conducted to determine whether MRI and other imaging methods can contribute to the early detection and prevention of deaths from breast cancer.
Lumps or abnormalities in the breast are often detected by physical examination, mammography, or other imaging studies. However, it is not always possible to tell from these imaging tests whether a growth is benign or cancerous.
A breast biopsy is performed to remove some cells—either surgically or through a less invasive procedure involving a hollow needle—from a suspicious area in the breast and examine them under a microscope to determine a diagnosis. During a breast biopsy, part or all of a tumor may be removed.
Image-guided biopsy is performed when the abnormal area in the breast is too small to be felt, making it difficult to locate the lesion by hand (called palpation).
In ultrasound-guided breast biopsy, ultrasound imaging is used to help guide the interventional radiologist’s instruments to the site of the abnormal growth. There are times when your doctor may decide that ultrasound guidance for biopsy is appropriate even for a mass that can be felt.
In stereotactic breast biopsy, a special mammography machine uses ionizing radiation to help guide the radiologist’s instruments to the site of the abnormal growth. Stereotactic breast biopsy is also performed when the patient or physician strongly prefers a non-surgical method of assessing a breast abnormality.
MRI Breast Biopsy is used to biopsy an abnormal area seen on a Breast MRI in which the abnormal area is either not identified or not seen as clearly on a mammogram or ultrasound. In MRI-guided breast biopsy, magnetic resonance imaging is used to help guide the radiologist’s instruments to the site of the abnormal growth.
Studies are performed with a machine called a fluoroscope. This is a device that has a tilting table connected to an x-ray machine and a television screen. The fluoroscope produces a real-time x-ray image on the TV screen. The images on the screen can then be turned into permanent images, which are used for diagnosis. Many fluoroscopic procedures use a liquid contrast. This liquid comes in different forms, which make it much easier for x-rays to show internal parts of the body such as the stomach, esophagus, or colon. Images are taken on the fluoroscope as the contrast material passes through these parts of the body.
X-rays are a type of electromagnetic radiation used in imaging or therapy that uses short wavelength energy beams which penetrate the body to form an image on film. The x-rays pass through different tissues of the body and onto the film in different amounts. For instance, very few x-rays pass through bones, so they appear white on the film; more pass through muscle, so they appear gray. Metal and contrast media (intravenous or oral contrast) block almost all the photons and will appear bright white. These differences are what create the image on the film. Routine x-rays or plain films are x-rays taken without the use of contrast medium. Many parts of the body, such as chest and bones, are imaged this way. X-rays can help detect pneumonia, fractures, obstructions, tumors, and other diseases.
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