What is an MRI?
An MRI, or Magnetic Resonance Imaging, is the latest and most advanced imaging technique which utilises a strong magnetic field and radio waves to visualise the internal structures of the human body with great precision and detail. The region of interest can be images in any plane at any angle without moving the patient. It involves no X-RAY radiation and is completely harmless.
The power of 3 Tesla MRI
Pioneers in Bihar & Jharkhand, yet again
Hospito India is proud to bring to you the first and only 3 Tesla MRI system in Bihar & Jharkhand. It is the gateway to a new scope of image and healthcare quality for our patients while enabling physicians with a new level of diagnostic confidence.
Lower sound pressure for patient comfort
The 3 Tesla MRI allows for a 97% reduction in sound pressure which improves patient acceptance, especially among children and the elderly, thus ensuring fewer rescans without compromising on image quality.
Higher-resolution images, faster
A 3 Tesla MRI has double the magnetic strength compared to a 1.5 Tesla MRI, producing greater signal strength for producing crystal clear images. They also take far less time, thus decreasing overall scan time. This allows us to provide our patients with the highest quality diagnostic quality and convenience.
A 3 Tesla MRI can produce high-resolution images of small body parts like the Prostate, Thyroid, Suprarenal gland, Breasts, as well as smaller bones where minute details and image resolution are essential in optimal diagnosis and treatment.
MRI vs CT scan
An MRI is superior to a CT Scan for several reasons:
High intrinsic contrast
No known biological hazards
Normal control volunteers can be imaged.
Tissue characterisation and blood flow imaging
After examination by a technician for any metal objects on the patient’s body, you will be taken inside the MRI room for examination. The patient is asked to lie still on a cushioned table that slides into the magnetic housing of the MRI machine.
Instead of X-RAY, MRI uses completely harmless radio waves (like those transmitted by a radio station) which pass through the body to produce the images. During the scan, the patient will hear intermittent humming and thumping sound.
Additional Contrast Administration and Cost
Additionally, in about 20% of the cases, a patient may need to be administered a contrast (Gadolinium) which aids in getting clear imaging. The contrast is safe and has no significant side effect.
However, if a patient has a history of side effect to contrast administration in the past, they are advised to inform the technician prior to the procedure.
The cost of contrast is between Rs 2,000/- to Rs 3,000/-.
The patient should ensure informing the technician about any pre-existing health conditions like asthma, H/O allergy, heart or kidney disease, or previous reactions to contrast.
A patient cannot be taken for an MRI procedure in case he/she has:
Any ferromagnetic foreign body
The patient should ensure that they are not carrying any of the following items with them for the scan.
Mobile phones, wallets with ATM cards, keys
Any metallic objects (including zippers, buttons, hair clips, locket, coins, etc)
Metal-embroidered clothes, polyester clothes
Failure to comply with these instructions may result in serious injury and burns to the patient as well as bad image quality.
Pregnant patients should inform their physician and technician prior to the scan.
Reporting Time & Delivery
The MRI reports are typically ready within 24 hours from the time of the scan. The patient can inquire about the status of the report by calling 9988822212.
Once ready, the patient may collect the reports from the centre between 9 AM and 7 PM all days of the week.