Overview of 3T MRI System

3T MRI stands for 3.0 Tesla Magnetic Resonance Imaging. MRI uses the principle of magnetic resonance. Using the natural magnetic property of our body, the MRI machine is able to form images that help us diagnose the problem.

MRI does all this by sectioning the body in different planes. Just as it is necessary to slice a loaf of bread to know the quality of the slices, so also, MRI allows us to section the body to view its inner parts. Thus, the skull X-ray only shows us the outer part, whereas MRI shows us the inner parts of the brain.

All parts of the body can be scanned with MRI, but it is most useful in the brain, spine, bones, joints and the heart. It also has specific uses in other parts like the chest, abdomen and pelvis. For each part, there are specific indications or reasons for scanning. The referring doctor and the consultant radiologist are the best judges of the usefulness of MRI scanning in a specific situation and area.

Are there any dangers MRI scanning?
Not ordinarily. However if you have any magnetizable items on or in your body, such as aneurysm clips, pacemakers, cardiac prostheses, metallic implants, etc. please inform us immediately, as there could be a problem related to these metallic items.

General Instructions

  • Prior appointment is mandatory.
  • Please come before 15 minutes of your appointment time.
  • Appointment given to you is tentative appointment time. It can be pre-pone or postponed according to arrivals of emergency patients.
  • Please do not wear any heavy cosmetics and ornaments.
  • There should, preferably be an accompanying friend/ relative.
  • For the contrast study and sedation, please do come at least 4 Hrs fasting.
  • Please get all the old X-ray, Sonography, CT and MR films along with the other papers, operative notes, discharge cards, etc. relevant to the case.
  • For your own comfort it is recommended that you wear loose clothing or outfits that are easily removed.