The quality of images that MRI scanners produce vary due to the strength of their magnets which are measured in units known as Teslas (T).
The difference between a 1.5T MRI scan and a 3T MRI scan is the strength of the magnetic fields.
The advantage of the 1.5 MRI scanner here at Heath Lodge is that our 1.5T scanner is particularly open, fast and often more suitable for claustrophobic and bariatric patients.
MRI offers a safe scanning option as no radiation is used.
The scanner of choice for any individual patient will depend upon the clinical investigation being carried out.
It is the Consultant Radiologist who has the final decision based on their clinical opinion.