Skyra 3T MRI – Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging System
Skyra 3T MRI scanner is an advanced magnetic resonance imaging system that comes with numerous advantages for both the patients and the doctors. The superior diagnostic support it offers helps the specialists plan the best suitable treatment plans for the patients.
During the MRI, the images of the internal organs are created by radiofrequency pulses, a powerful magnetic field and a computer. This is a procedure that is both safe and effective in producing diagnostic information, and it neither involves any radiation nor is invasive.
The Skyra 3T comes with added advantages, such as noise reduction and patient personalisation and comfort.
This MRI platform produces superior quality diagnostic results which aid in diagnosis and treatment planning of various conditions such as:
- Tumours or cysts in the brain
- Soft tissue masses
- Internal bleeding
- Damage caused due to stroke
- Torn and damaged joint ligaments
- Infection in soft tissues
- Spinal cord injuries
How Does Skyra 3T MRI Work?
With patient comfort as one of its biggest priorities, Skyra is designed with an open-ended bore, which helps patients, especially those with anxiety, claustrophobia and larger bodies, comfortably undergo the procedure.
The Skyra 3 Tesla MRI has Tim (Total imaging matrix) and Dot (Day optimising throughput) technology integrated, and this allows the specialists to optimise the scans and thereby supports better quality diagnostic results. It also promises better spatial and temporal resolution without demanding the need for patient reposition. The superior speed gradient system, cutting-edge scanning sequences and a complete range of specialised localisation coils together enable imaging with increased resolution and shorter scan duration.
Through Skyra 3T MRI, specialists at HCG can perform:
- Better quality musculoskeletal imaging with excellent resolution of even small structures.
- High resolution “breath-hold” imaging of the crucial regions like breast, abdomen & pelvis
- Dynamic assessment of blood perfusion
- Highly detailed anatomic scanning of brain and spine regions
An MRI scan is an outpatient procedure, which may take from 15 minutes to an hour, depending on the location and other factors.
Depending on the region that is to be scanned, a contrast medium (dye) may be injected in order to make these regions more clearly visible during the scan. Skyra 3T MRI is a cylinder-like machine with an examination couch. The patient will be asked to lie on the couch. The region that needs to be examined will be in the middle of the cylinder, which generates the magnetic field that is necessary for imaging. This cylinder is open-ended.
During the scan, the patients need to stay still and breathe gently until the system captures a sufficient number of images. Throughout the procedure, you may hear loud clicking, knocking or buzzing sounds, which are normal. If these noises are causing discomfort, patients can use earplugs or earphones. In Skyra, these noises are reduced remarkably; however, those patients with anxiety and claustrophobia may experience mild discomfort.
Advantages of Skyra 3T MRI
Skyra 3T MRI Scanner is touted to be the gold standard for MRI technology. Following are the advantages of Skyra 3T MRI:
- Quieter scanning experience with the unique noise-reduction technology
- Larger scanning space and thereby more ease for patients with claustrophobia and larger bodies
- Increased speed and reduced scan duration
- By accounting for body motions, Skyra lowers the risk of distorted images and thereby reduces the need for sedation and re-scans
- Better quality diagnostic reports
- Skyra can also accommodate patients with special needs – pain and mobility issues, obesity, respiratory problems etc.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, 3T MRI is safe and produces better scan results in shorter durations.
However, patients with implants and devices and pregnant women should talk to their doctor before undergoing a 3T MRI scan.
The entire scan may take from 15 minutes to an hour depending on the region that is being examined.
There are no serious side effects associated with a 3T MRI scan. However, patients with anxiety and claustrophobia may experience distress, which can be eased through mild sedatives.
It may take 1- 2 days for the results to be ready. Once the scan is complete, the radiologist will carefully review and interpret your MRI results and hand them over to your doctor or call you to hand them to you.