Types of specialized MRI examinations
A new tool has emerged to provide better detection and assessment of suspected prostate cancer. Known as prostate MRI, this test can help you and your doctor to better understand your risk, and help contribute to more targeted and effective treatment of prostate cancer. The prostate MRI is offered at our Oceanside, Encinitas, La Jolla and Hillcrest San Diego centers.
Magnetic resonance angiography, or MRA, is an MRI-based technique to assess blood flow through a vessel. This helps doctors to evaluate them for occlusions, aneurysms, stenoses or other abnormalities. Unlike traditional angiography tests, MRA is not invasive. In some cases, the injection of a contrast agent (dye) is needed to help visualize the blood vessels.
3T MRI and Wide Bore MRI
At Imaging Healthcare Specialists, we offer the full range of MRI equipment, including 3T MRI and high-field short-bore MRI. Our 3T systems provide greater image detail for certain musculoskeletal, neurological and body imaging needs, and our high-field short-bore systems are a full 10-12 centimeters larger than the MRI systems offered by the majority of our competitors. This provides excellent image quality while being less confining for the patient, and we are able to accommodate patients of larger sizes and weights.
To schedule your MRI, call Imaging Healthcare Specialists at (858) 658-6500.