MRI or Magnetic Resonance Imaging uses magnetic fields for imaging procedures. Unlike CT Scans and X-Rays, the MRI procedure is safe and radiation free, implying that it is safe even for pediatric and repetitive studies. The advantages of MR Imaging are:
- Radiation Free Imaging
- Multi-Sequence Details: It stands among the most comprehensive & advanced imaging method, which incorporates can several complicated imaging sequences to best adapt to suit your complaints.
- Soft Tissue Demarcation: MRI offers much better soft tissue demarcation than CT Scan and X-Rays
- No Side-Effects: No significant side-effects of magnetic imaging.
3 TESLA MRI -OR- 1.5 TESLA MRI
Tesla is the unit of measurement for measruing magnetic strength. 3T MRI Machines are the more expensive equipment, and provide for better clarity in imaging.
To understand in layman's terms, you may consider the comparison between a 3.0 Tesla MRI vs a 1.5 Tesla MRI to be that of a 10 Megapixel Camera Photo vs 5 Megapixel Camera Photo.
Most diagnostic centres in Delhi/NCR use 1.5 Tesla MRI Machines. Several leading hospitals such as Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, Medanta Medicity and Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, use 3.0 Tesla MRI Machines.