Our new 3T scanner is the first of its type to be installed in the UK. It is particularly friendly for patients and has an inbuilt TV system such that you can watch relaxing images and/or cartoons while your scans are being obtained. 3T scanning means that the signal that we get to create the images is stronger and therefore slices can be thinner and more detailed. For a number of applications, such as whole-body screening and prostate scans, 3T is the recommended magnet strength.
Because of its detail, it is also suitable for example for looking at structure of articular cartilage in joints which may be worn, which may enable appropriate treatment options to be offered to you.