Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Scans

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a specialized imaging modality that uses a magnetic field without radiation to produce high-resolution 3D images of the organs and structures inside the body. The amount of information provided by the exam is directly related to the strength of the magnetic field.

Committed to pairing the best patient experience with the most advanced medical technology available today, Southwoods offers the Vantage Galan 3T MRI. 3T MRI is the strongest magnet used in medicine today and produces the most detailed and accurate images with the highest degree of resolution.

In 2014, Southwoods Imaging in Boardman was the first facility to offer 3T MRI in Mahoning County and remains the only provider offering this level of technology with multiple 3T units in one location. In 2022, Southwoods became the first provider to offer 3T MRI in Trumbull County at our Howland location. These investments underscore Southwoods Health’s continuing commitment to providing quality clinical services and an exceptional patient experience.

You may not be a good candidate for an MRI if you have aneurysm clips, a pacemaker/defibrillator or certain types of cochlear implants. If you have any questions or concerns, please ask the MRI staff or the radiologist.

MRI Can Help Diagnose

What Makes the Vantage Galan 3T MRI Different?

For physicians, the capabilities of the Vantage Galan 3T ensures the highest quality images with enhanced anatomical detail ‚Äď helping lead to more accurate diagnoses. For patients, this technology improves comfort by delivering faster, quieter exams.

Patient benefits include:

  • Reduced scan times.¬†Scans are reduced by as much as 50% on most patients, and shorter scan times equal more patient comfort.
  • Less noise.¬†Acoustic noise is reduced up to 99% with Pianissimo¬ģ quiet technology ‚Äď making exams quieter, more comfortable and easier to complete.
  • Larger opening.¬†The system boasts the industry‚Äôs widest opening (71cm), delivering a more open feeling and enabling patients of all sizes to feel comfortable.
  • Contrast free scans.¬†Non-contrast MRA sequences minimize risk to patients with sensitivity to contrast while still producing exceptional images.
  • Metal reduction software.¬†The presence of metal-related artifacts (in patients who have metallic orthopaedic implants, for example) can obscure relevant injuries and disease. This new system significantly reduces that issue.
  • Artificial intelligence (AI) applications along with deep learning reconstruction.¬†These applications automate scan planning, offer increased resolution and produce exceptionally detailed images, helping streamline workflow.

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