Skyra 3T MRI: Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging System Technology and Treatment Center

How Does Skyra's 3T MRI Work?

With patient comfort as one of its biggest priorities, Skyra is designed with an open-ended bore, which helps patients, especially those with anxiety, claustrophobia, and larger bodies, comfortably undergo the procedure.

The Skyra 3 Tesla MRI has Tim (Total imaging matrix) and Dot (Day optimizing throughput) technology integrated, which allows the specialists to optimize the scans and thereby support better-quality diagnostic results. It also promises better spatial and temporal resolution without requiring patient repositioning. The superior speed gradient system, cutting-edge scanning sequences, and a complete range of specialized localization coils together enable imaging with increased resolution and shorter scan duration.

Through Skyra 3T MRI, technologists at HCG can perform:

  • Better quality musculoskeletal imaging with excellent resolution of even small structures
  • High-resolution “breath-hold” imaging of crucial regions like the breast, abdomen, and pelvis
  • Dynamic assessment of blood perfusion
  • Highly detailed anatomical scanning of brain and spine regions

An MRI scan is an outpatient procedure that may take from 15 minutes to an hour, depending on the location and other factors.

Depending on the region that is to be scanned, a contrast medium (dye) may be injected to make these regions more clearly visible during the scan. The Skyra 3T MRI is a cylinder-like machine with an examination couch. The patient will be asked to lie on the couch. The region that needs to be examined will be in the middle of the cylinder, which generates the magnetic field that is necessary for imaging. This cylinder is open-ended.

During the scan, the patients need to stay still and breathe gently until the system captures enough images. Throughout the procedure, you may hear loud clicking, knocking, or buzzing sounds, which are normal. If these noises are causing discomfort, patients can use earplugs or earphones. In Skyra, these noises are reduced remarkably; however, patients with anxiety and claustrophobia may experience mild discomfort.

Advantages of Skyra 3T MRI

The Skyra 3T MRI Scanner is touted as the gold standard for MRI technology. The following are the advantages of Skyra 3T MRI:

A relatively quieter scanning experience with the unique noise-reduction technology

Larger scanning space and thereby more ease for patients with claustrophobia and larger bodies

Increased speed and reduced scan duration

By accounting for body motions, Skyra lowers the risk of distorted images and thereby reduces the need for sedation and re-scans.

Better-quality diagnostic reports

Skyra can also accommodate patients with special needs, such as pain and mobility issues, obesity, respiratory problems, etc.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, 3T MRI is safe and produces better scan results in shorter durations. However, patients with implants and devices and pregnant women should talk to their doctor before undergoing a 3T MRI scan.

The entire scan may take from 15 minutes to an hour, depending on the region that is being examined.

There are no serious side effects associated with a 3T MRI scan. However, patients with anxiety and claustrophobia may experience distress, which can be eased through mild sedatives.

It may take 1–2 days for the results to be ready. Once the scan is complete, the radiologist will carefully review and interpret your MRI results and hand them over to your doctor or call you to hand them over.