Our 1.5 Tesla Wide Bore High-field scanner is synonymous with “closed” MRI systems. It operates with a stronger magnetic field and are typically cylindrical in shape.

While High-field scanners can provide more detailed scans than Open, both provide excellent images for radiologists. When using the Siemens 1.5 Tesla scanner, for many exams, your feet go in first and your head can remain outside of the system for most exams. That has never been possible before in a high-field MRI scanner. Added to our MRI capability is WARP software which allows scans on patients with metal implants that provides a clearer, more diagnostic image and DIR (Double Inversion Recovery) perfect for scanning patients with multiple sclerosis, lesions, epileptic foci malignancies of the cerebral cortex and dural based lesions such as meningiomas Benefits of Siemens 70cm Bore scanner:

  • Accommodates all size patients due to a larger opening
  • Reduces anxiety and claustrophobia
  • 3x more powerful than the conventional “Open” MRI
  • Gives your doctor their most confident diagnosis
  • Shorter scanning time than traditional “Open” MRI scanners
  • Same day results in most cases
  • Equipped with Cinemavision (MRI and a movie)

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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is one of the safest and most accurate imaging techniques available. It combines a powerful magnet with sophisticated computer technology and radio waves to produce detailed pictures of organs and soft tissues to diagnose a variety of medical conditions.
The MRI suites at CDC/CDC Northside are naturally lit and spacious. We offer a variety of patient comfort features including CinemaVision, headphones for movies, music, eye pillows or sleep masks, and a two-way communication system to speak with the technologist at anytime during the process.
Now you can relax in a virtual comfort zone and enjoy live TV, favorite movies and musical entertainment during MRI exams. We care about patient comfort and are proud to offer a state-of-the-art Cinemavision MRI-compatible entertainment system to complement our state-of-the-art scanner. Studies have shown that MRI entertainment can help soothe anxious patients and minimize the claustrophobia that can disrupt exams.
Keep in mind that you will be wearing headphones to block out much of the noise that you can hear in the sample sound file. If it makes you more comfortable, you are invited to bring your favorite CD to listen to during the exam.