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3.0 Tesla MRI

What is Magnetic Resonance Imaging?

MRI is a powerful imaging technique that uses a strong magnet and complex computer system to create high-resolution images of soft tissue and structural anatomy. It has greatly advanced the fields of musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, and neurologic imaging. These detailed images are carefully reviewed by our radiologists to make a diagnosis.

Our 3 Tesla MRI is the most powerful MRI commercially available, which is twice the strength of the previous standard of 1.5 Tesla. This high magnetic field produces exceptionally detailed images, providing valuable information for diagnosis. Additionally, the 3T machine is efficient, with shorter scan times that maximize patient comfort without compromising quality.

The reliability of high-field MRI allows our specialized radiologists to confidently distinguish between benign and potentially serious medical conditions. This leads to earlier diagnosis and treatment, resulting in better outcomes for patients.

How Do I Prepare For The Exam?

When preparing for your exam, please check with your physician or MRI technologist if you have the following:

  • A pacemaker
  • Ear implants
  • Surgical staples
  • A neuro-stimulator
  • Aneurysm clip(s)
  • Implanted drug infusion devices.
  • Workers as a welder or grinder of metal.
  • Surgical and occupational background.
  • History of metal work (ex. welders, grinders, etc.) or metal implants

Hawaii's First MRI With Tesla Vision Technology.

How long does the exam take?

The duration of your exam is determined by the specific type of study prescribed by your doctor. Typically, most exams are completed in less than 30-45 minutes to an hour. Certain exams may involve the administration of an intravenous dye, which carries a minimal risk of side effects and aids in enhancing the visualization of your specific anatomy. Your examination will be thoroughly analyzed and interpreted by one of our board-certified radiologists who specialize in MRI. In most cases, your doctor will receive a comprehensive report within 24 to 48 hours.