The article Posted on March 30, 2017 by the American College of Radiology begins: A recent analysis of newly added 2014 data to the National Cancer Institute SEER database by R. Edward Hendrick, PhD, shows that the breast cancer death rate has now fallen 38 percent since 1990. Read more...
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MRI High Field and Open
Breast, Body and Vascular
Rye Radiology Associates has added a 1.5 Tesla high field MRI to our practice in addition to our open MRI. The advanced imaging capabilities of our 1.5 Tesla high field system enables us to perform high resolution MRI of the breasts with 3-D CAD analysis of the images. The magnetic resonance imaging suite is specifically equipped with MRI compatible vacuum assisted needle biopsy capabilities allowing us to perform guided breast biopsies on lesions which show up only on Magnetic Resonance Imaging and are not present on mammography or ultrasound.
In addition to being able to perform imaging on joints, head, spine, chest, abdomen and pelvis, this 1.5 Tesla high field MRI has advanced MR angiography capabilities. The MRI has a larger opening than most high field units in current use and is designed to accommodate patients weighing up to 550 lbs.
Of course, for those patients who cannot tolerate even this very comfortable high field MRI, we continue to provide Magnetic Resonance Imaging services on our open Aris-II Hitachi MRI.
How Magnetic Resonance Imaging Works:
The MRI equipment uses a magnetic field rather than x-ray to produce images. The magnetic field forces hydrogen atoms in the body to line up in a certain way (similar to how the needle on a compass moves when you hold it near a magnet). When radio waves are sent toward the lined-up hydrogen atoms, they bounce back, and a computer records the signal. Different types of tissues send back different signals. The study can produce dozens to hundreds of images with no radiation.
Some exams require contrast injection. The contrast allows for better visualization of some body structures.