Magnetic Resonance Imaging ( MRI ) is a non-invasive, powerful diagnostic tool that uses strong magnetic fields to obtain detailed pictures of the human body. The human body has an abundance of protons contained within water molecules. When a patient is placed in a MRI scanner, a very powerful static magnetic field causes some of these hydrogen protons in the body to align with the magnetic field. A second electromagnetic field is then introduced that oscillates at radiofrequencies and is perpendicular to the main magnetic field. This oscillating radiofrequency is pulsed on and off to push some of the protons out of alignment with the main magnetic field. These protons then drift back into alignment with the main magnetic field, emitting a faint radiofrequency signal. These faint signals are picked up by a device called a radiofrequency (RF) coil specific to the body part being imaged. The RF coil then sends these signals to a computer processor that is able to reconstruct detailed images of the tissues inside the body.

 

Summit Radiology offers a comprehensive selection of high field Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA) services. We also offer high field Open MRI services for large and or claustrophobic patients. Below are just a few selected examples of MRI Images.

 

Abdominal MRI
Neurological MRI



Orthopaedic MRI
Vascular MRA