MRI is a non-invasive test that uses magnetic waves to take 2- and 3D pictures of the inside of the body. An MRI scanner can look at body parts, organs, and tissues from head to toe.
3T MRI is an advanced scanner, allowing for faster scans, clearer pictures, and more precise diagnoses.
Our MRI machines use noise-reduction technology that reduces exam noise by up to 90 percent.
Doctors use MRI scans to diagnose and treat health issues such as:
3T MRI is an advanced MRI. These state-of-the-art scanners allow for faster, more detailed imaging, compared to standard MRI.
3T MRI, using a 3.0 Tesla magnet in the scanner:
3T MRI provides:
3T MRI helps doctors:
If you have a large or broad frame, or have claustrophobia, UPMC Imaging Services also offers wide-bore MRI scanners with extra-wide openings.
You don't need to do anything to get ready for your 3T MRI scan.
You can take medicine and eat as you normally would unless your doctor tells you otherwise.
You may need a blood test a few days before your MRI to make sure you're healthy enough to have the test.
Before your MRI starts, you'll need to complete a form that asks about your health and surgical history. Your MRI tech will make sure you understand the questions on the form.
You'll also have a chance to ask any questions you may have about the test.
Next, you'll change into a gown and remove anything metal before you enter the MRI room such as:
You need to stay very still during your 3T MRI scan to avoid blurriness in the images.
Depending on your condition, you may have a device to track your pulse, heart rate, and breathing.
If you're having an MRI with contrast dye, we'll:
Next, the tech will leave the room and:
A radiologist studies your 3T MRI scans and sends your doctor results through our state-of-the-art computer system.
You can also view your test results at your UPMC patient portal account.
Call your doctor if you have any questions about your test results.