Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is the technology Hughston radiologists use to create astonishingly detailed images of bones and tissue within the body. Our GE 1.5 Tesla MRI scanner is one of the most advanced units of its kind and is an invaluable tool of establishing accurate orthopaedic diagnoses.
Unlike CT scans or traditional X-rays, MRI uses a powerful magnetic field to align the magnetization of atoms in the body, then uses radio frequency fields to systematically alter the alignment of this magnetization. This causes the nuclei to produce a rotating magnetic field detectable by the scanner and reproducible as a high-definition image.
The GE High Field MRI scanner is used to view all parts of the body, especially the internal organs, brain, spine and joints. The scan takes about 20 minutes, depending on the size of the area being viewed, but the scanner is open at both ends to minimize claustrophobia and maximize your comfort.
Experienced technologists backed by advanced technology mean Hughston doctors always have the very best information available to diagnose your condition.