MRI Scanner Info
At Cobalt we are pleased to operate state of the art MRI
scanners, offering the ultimate service, with flexibility to ensure
we can take the highest quality images while offering you a superb
range of choice and comfort.
Please scroll down for more information about our Open MRI, 3.0 Tesla
MRI and Mobile MRI services.
Our High Field Open MRI offers a more comfortable experience for
those who require more room or suffer from claustrophobia offering
exceptional comfort with three times the space of a cylindrical
MRI. The designs affords a panoramic view outside
the magnet during your scan. If you have limited bodily
movement, the improved access allows undertake scans
impossible within a conventional magnet bore. Our scanner is one of
only two High Field Open systems in the UK. Click here to get
an idea of a the view from an Open MRI scanner, our room is
slightly different but the scanner is the same.
We have two 3.0 Tesla MRI Scanners in full time
clinical use for patients. With a shorter bore and flared open
ends it offers exceptional comfort and greatly reduces anxiety or
majority of scanners in the UK are 1.5 Tesla
(strength of the magnetic used) a 3.0 Tesla MRI scanner uses
a more powerful magnet which results in images of a higher quality.
This means we can demonstrate and evaluate finer structures and
vessels. Joint surfaces, cartilage, ligaments and muscles are
seen in greater detail.
A 3.0 Tesla MRI scan can also be quicker than scans
carried out at 1.5 Tesla
Our mobile 3.0 Tesla MRI scanner is still the first
of it's type in Europe
We provide mobile MRI services to
hospital sites around the country including provision of Europe's
first 3T mobile MRI scanner. Making MRI accessible locally to many
The current clinical standard, our mobile 1.5 Tesla MRI scanners
have short bores that are flared open at both ends, these
scanners are comfortable and provide excellent image quality