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
get an idea of a the view from an Open MRI scanner, our room is
slightly different but the scanner is the same.
3.0 Tesla MRI
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 claustrophobia.
The 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
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