• +011-47252025

    +011-47252075

Contact Info


  •   +011-47252025, 47252075 (centralised)

  •   info@cityimaging.in

  • Tilak Nagar 

    4b/18 Near Haldiram Sweets, Tilak Nagar, Opposite to Metro Pillar Number 492, New Delhi - 110018

  • Janakpuri 

    90, Block C3, Janakpuri, New Delhi - 110058
    01142143291

  • Pashchim Vihar 

    A2/7 Ground floor, Prateek Apartment, Paschim Vihar, New Delhi-110063

  • Najafgarh 

    Near, Property No 13,14,15 Raghubir Enclave Chhotu Ram Market, Nangloi - Najafgarh Rd, Najafgarh, Lokesh Park, Delhi, 110043

  • Palam 

    RZ-1B Puran Nagar, Raj Nagar, New Delhi -110045
    08800799544

MRI 3.0 Tesla (3T) - Open Bore Magnet

Siemens Healthcare's MAGNETOM Verio is a 3 Tesla (3T) Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) system with a 70 cm open bore and total imaging matrix (Tim) technology, a system designed to deliver high-field imaging to patients who are claustrophobic, in pain or discomfort or those who weigh up to 550 lbs.

As a 3T Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Verio can be used for many applications, including neurology and functional neuro evaluation, orthopedic and cartilage assessment, breast, vascular and cardiac imaging. The 3T system reportedly optimizes parallel imaging, accelerates scan time and improves visualization as well as patient throughout.

Great news for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) patients.City Imaging offers patients one of the most cutting-edge pieces of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) equipment in the market today - the 3.0 Tesla (also known as 3T) Open Bore Magnet. City Imaging is the first outpatient facility in West Delhi to offer this advanced technology.

MRI
  • For patients, the 3T means greater comfort and an effective imaging experience.
  • For the physician, it means clearer, more detailed images.

Wide bore magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems have allowed radiologists to offer patients the optimized comfort of conventional open bore systems, as well as the high-quality imaging of conventional closed bore systems. Because wide bore MRIs have broadened the demographic of patients who can be tested, the systems have gained widespread adoption in use, with many practices opting to equip their offices solely with wide bore systems.

The "T" stands for "Tesla," which is a unit of measurement that describes the strength of the magnet used in the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).

Advantages of the 3 Tesla Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

  • It produces a stronger signal to use for diagnostic purposes.
  • It works well for vascular, neurologic, and orthopedic needs.
  • The 3T Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) can reach deeper body parts and organs better for diagnosis.
  • It enhances the results radiologists can see for severe disease issues.
  • The patient experience is typically better with a 3T MRI.
  • A 3T Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans faster than its low-powered competitors.
  • It creates a point of differentiation for the imaging center.

Disadvantages of the 3 Tesla Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

  • It is not well-suited to scan patients with implants.
  • It creates a dielectric effect as a shading artifact.
  • It can cause overheating issues in some people.
  • Abdominal gas can create problematic issues for the scanner.
  • Price can be a significant barrier for some institutions.
  • The maintenance costs of a 3T Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) are higher.
  • Women who are pregnant should not receive a 3T Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).
  • You can stay still and still end up with image artifacts.
  • The noise from a 3T Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is significantly higher.
MRI

What Should You NOT Do Before a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)?

  • Maybe Not Eat or Drink.
  • Maybe Limit Your Bathroom Trips.
  • Always Listen to Your Preparation Instructions.
  • Do NOT Keep Metal on Your Body.
  • Do NOT Tell the Technicians About Pre-Existing Conditions.

FAQs About Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Will the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) hurt?

How long will the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) take?

City Imaging offers a wide array of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) exams. Depending on the type of exam you will receive, the length of the actual procedure will typically vary between 15 minutes and 45 minutes. More involved MRIs may take longer than 45 minutes.
Some MRIs require the patient to hold their breath several times. This helps to eliminate blurring from the images, which can be caused by breathing or other patient motion. Please discuss specific questions about the duration of your Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) with our MR technologist before your exam.

Why does the MRI machine make that knocking sound?

The tapping or knocking noise heard during the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is created when "gradient coils" are switched on and off to measure the MR signal reflecting from the patient's body.
The gradient coil is one of several internal parts of the MR system that you cannot see. The gradient coil is made up of loops of wire which are embedded in a hard plastic tube. During the scanning process, an electric current is switched on and off through the gradient coil every few milliseconds. Because the switching is so rapid, the wires vibrate within the hard plastic and cause the knocking sound.
This knocking is not harmful but the sound can be irritating to some patients. You will hear different knocking sounds during the MRI – this means that different types of "MR sequences" are being run to acquire different views and images of your body.

Why would I need to have an X-ray done before my Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)?

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) involves the use of a strong magnetic field capable of pulling on many metal objects. Thus, for safety reasons, the MR staff must determine if you unknowingly have metal in your body. This includes small pieces of metal in your eyes, metal implants, prosthetic devices that may contain metal, surgical clips and/or other implanted objects that may be susceptible to the magnetic field. After asking you a few questions, the MR team will decide if an X-ray is necessary.

Will an Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) affect dental fillings?

No – an Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) will not cause fillings in your teeth (if in proper condition) to dislodge or come out. The metal in most fillings is not affected by the MR system's magnetic field. However, fillings may cause some distortion of the images if you are having a scan of your neck, brain or facial area.

Can I have an Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) if I have braces?

Patients with braces may receive an Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). However, if you have braces and need an Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of your brain or facial area, the MR system may have difficulty "tuning" to your body. The MR tuning process is similar to tuning a radio to a specific frequency or radio station. This tuning process can be "confused" if the patient has metal in his or her body, particularly if the metal is in the area being imaged. Unfortunately, there is no way to know in advance how much distortion from braces may result on MRIs of the head, face or upper neck.

Do I have to go all the way inside the MR scanner tunnel?

Yes – however, only the portion of the body that is being imaged must be positioned in the middle (end to end and side to side) of the MR system's tunnel or "all the way inside." For example, if a head study is being performed, the patients head must be positioned in the middle of the tunnel. For knee studies, the knee is positioned in the middle of the tunnel with the patients head facing the open end or possibly outside of the open end of the scanner (depending on the length of the magnet tunnel and the height of the patient).
So-called "Open MR" systems at City Imaging Labs do not have a tunnel design and may be more comfortable for some patients.

Is sedation or anesthesia available?

Sedation or pain medication is available if needed to complete exams. Please consult with our physician prior to your appointment for an appropriate prescription.

Do I need a referral (prescription) to receive an MRI?

Yes, your doctor must give you a referral (prescription) in order for you to receive an Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).

Can I move while I'm in the MR tunnel?

You should not move when you are inside the tunnel or when you hear the knocking sound. For most MRIs, you may reposition your arms or scratch your face or body in between image acquisition (when the knocking has stopped). However, it is important that you refrain from moving the body part that's being imaged until the end of the exam.
Note: An MRI of the chest and abdomen may require the patient to hold their breath for a short period of time (e.g., 10 to 25 seconds). This eliminates blurring in the image caused by breathing or other patient motion.

Can I talk with anyone during the scan?

You may talk to the technologists or ask a question in between image acquisition. You will know when a picture is complete because the knocking and slight vibration will stop.

Can I bring a friend or a relative into the MR scan room with me?

All people entering the MR scan room should be checked for metal in or on their body.
This check may include the removal of:

  • Keys
  • Coins
  • Jewelry
  • Watches
  • Hairpins
  • Hairclips
  • Hearing aids
  • Wallets
  • Credit cards or ID cards with magnetic strips

From a medical and safety standpoint, if your companion is checked and cleared to enter the MR scan room, he or she may safely accompany you for the exam. Typically your companion will be seated in a chair next to the MR scanner, or they may stand next to the patient table during your exam.

Will I need to get an injection?

Not everyone needs an injection for their Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). When an injection is needed, a pharmaceutical contrast agent called Gadolinium is administered to the patient. This is only done when the radiologist and/or the referring physician have determined that it is necessary for diagnostic purposes.
Gadolinium contrast is used to make specific organs, blood vessels or tissue types "stand out" with more image contrast in the resulting picture. This highlights the structure of the specific organs or vessel to better show the presence of disease or injury.
The referring doctor provides the MR center with information about the patient's medical condition and the goal of the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) procedure being ordered (e.g., to diagnose cause of intense back pain). The decision to use or not to use an injection of contrast (Gadolinium) is made based on this information and the body part being examined.

How is the Gadolinium injection given for an Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)?

If a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) does require the use of a Gadolinium injection, a small needle connected to an intravenous line is usually inserted into the patient's arm or hand. A special saline solution is first dripped in to keep the vein from clotting. Then a contrast agent called Gadolinium is administered through the intravenous line (typically about two-thirds into the exam).
At the time of the injection, a patient may feel a cool sensation going up his or her arm. As with anything taken into the body, there is a very slight chance of an allergic reaction.

Can I breastfeed after an Gadolinium injection?

Yes. Only a tiny amount of the contrast agent gets into breast milk and the baby then absorbs only a small fraction of what they drink. Gadolinium is not a radioactive agent. The American Academy of Pediatrics states that Gadolinium is safe for breastfeeding mothers because the infant's dose is so small. We strongly recommend that you continue to breastfeed your baby after the scan, and not throw away any milk.

Can I have an MRI if I'm pregnant?

This question is difficult to answer with a simple "yes" or "no." Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is considered a safe exam. However, conclusive information showing how safe Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is for pregnant women and the fetus is not yet available. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is generally not performed on women in the first twelve weeks of pregnancy (first trimester).
Physicians typically do not perform Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) on pregnant women unless there are strong medical indications. Depending on the condition, there may be other exams available, such as ultrasound, to help diagnose a medical condition.
If there is a strong medical reason for an Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), your physician may consult with a radiologist to determine if Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is the best course of action before proceeding. An abbreviated Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) exam may be performed, to reduce the time in the magnetic field, based on the recommendation of the referring physician and radiologist. Please consult with your physician for more specific information.