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3T MRI is an advanced scanner, allowing for faster scans, clearer images, and more accurate diagnoses.
Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, is a non-invasive test that uses magnetic waves to take two- and three-dimensional pictures of the inside of the body. An MRI scanner can look at body parts, organs, and tissues, from head to toe.
Doctors use MRI scans to diagnose and treat injuries and conditions such as:
3T MRI is an advanced magnetic resonance imaging. These state-of-the-art scanners allow for faster, more accurate imaging, compared to conventional MRI.
Faster and powerful
3T MRI, using a 3.0 Tesla magnet in the scanner:
Clearer, more accurate images
More specific diagnoses and treatment
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.
MRI scans require you to remain very still, to avoid blurriness in the images.
Depending on your condition, you may have monitors to track your pulse, heart rate, and breathing.
If a contrast dye is used:
A board-certified radiologist interprets your high-quality digital MRI scans. Then, they are delivered to your doctor via our state-of-the-art computer system.
If your images are ever needed, they can be accessed by any UPMC hospital or facility at any time of the day or night.