VMmed was also Canada’s first Siemens-Sentinelle designated Breast MRI Center of Excellence for image production, research, and staff training and testing for new MRI-guided biopsy technology.
Located on the ninth floor in a unique, sunlit environment, our open bore (wide opening) MRI offers patients a calmer, more open experience than is available from traditional MRI machines. By greatly lessening the feeling of constriction that comes with exams in traditional MRI machines, our open bore machine is suitable for claustrophobic patients. An appointment and a requisition are required for this type of exam.
MRI technology takes images (pictures) of the inside of the human body. An MRI examination is widely used to visualize certain areas that are not always visible in standard radiographic studies (X-rays), ultrasounds or other scanners. An MRI is able to cut the images of the structure being analyzed into different planes and is able to reconstruct the images into three dimensions with the help of a computer. The machine uses a magnetic force that is a natural, omnipresent part of the human body’s make up. A cylindrical tube is used to create a magnetic force around the patient.
A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided biopsy uses a strong magnetic field to provide surgeons and radiologist with an extremely accurate view of a very specific area under suspicion. During this type of procedure you will be injected with a contrast dye that will help illuminate the area in question during the procedure. The surgeon will locate the area requiring biopsy.
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