Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) shows high-resolution images of tissue and blood flow
The newest medically-approved MRI scanners are 7 Tesla, which before now were only used for research. As shown in the diagnostic images below, the 7 Tesla MRI offers resolution much higher than the more common 3 Tesla scanners. Greater resolution allows the person's care team to identify subtle abnormalities related to their condition. In some instances, this can improve treatment of the disease.
People with a wide range of neurological issues may benefit from the 7 Tesla MRI. With the help of a doctor, the new scanners may provide new answers for:
Detect abnormalities that may be the source of seizures.
Assess functional areas of the brain to plan for complex surgery, including the removal of brain tumors.
More accurately detect very tiny aneurysms.
More clearly identify multiple sclerosis or amyloid angiopathy.
More accurately detect even the slightest brain bleeding from head injury.
Detect and more accurately characterize abnormal blood vessels in the brain.
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