High-field MRI scanners offer shorter scan times as well as the ability to see smaller details of your body.

A high field MRI machine is a type of MRI system that produces strong magnetic fields of 3 tesla (T) or higher. These machines are known for providing clearer and more detailed images of structures inside the body than low field MRI systems. High field MRI machines are used in a variety of medical applications, including neuroimaging, cardiac imaging, and musculoskeletal imaging.

Preferred Imaging Centers offers High-field MRI scans from multiple convenient locations to serve the Chicago metro and surrounding areas.

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MRIs Can Be Used For Diagnosis Of

  • Blood Flow
  • Brain Disorders
  • Liver or Bowel Disease
  • Shoulder and Knee Injuries
  • Spine Diseases
  • Tumor Detection

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an imaging diagnostic system using radio waves, a magnetic field, and a computer to visualize internal organs of the human body and obtain diagnostic information. An MRI displays images of the body in “slices” similar to that of a CT scan, but it is also able to reflect greater contrast between different types of body tissues.

MRI images are produced without the use of radiation and there are no known side or after-effects. The procedure is painless, noninvasive, and you won’t see or feel anything during the exam. A faint knocking sound will be heard, which is the imaging process in operation. In some instances, contrast agents, such as gadolinium, are used to enhance certain anatomical structures and increase the diagnostic accuracy of the images.

Magnetic resonance imaging is used for virtually all parts of the body and is one of the advanced imaging techniques utilized at Preferred Imaging. In addition to its use to view precise details of the head, neck, spine, muscles, joints, and bones, it is also used to image the chest, abdomen and pelvis. Frequently, the differentiation of abnormal (diseased) tissue from normal tissues is better with MRI than with other imaging modalities such as X-ray, CT, and ultrasound.