Houston Methodist Sugar Land offers advanced MRI technology

September 4, 2018

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital has new technology in its 3T wide bore MRI, providing a new level of patient comfort.

The new technology has adaptable coil designs and acceleration techniques that minimize scan times and improve image quality. This new MRI, the SIGNA Architect, is a versatile and adaptable system from GE Healthcare.

The hospital’s 3T wide bore MRI features a wider cylinder that accommodates patients who are larger, claustrophobic, elderly or young patients, or those who are in pain, by providing a roomier machine. The hospital’s wide-bore MRI is 10 centimeters larger in diameter than the standard MRI providing more headroom, legroom and elbowroom.

“Combining the power and high-definition imaging of our 3T machine with our wide-bore cylinder and Silent Scan technology will enable us to continue to provide the best possible diagnostics along with the most comfortable patient experience,” said Janet Leatherwood, chief nursing officer. “This is another example of Houston Methodist Sugar Land’s commitment to providing patients with the latest in diagnostic imaging technology.”

MRI technology — which uses strong magnetic fields rather than X-rays to produce detailed, cross-sectional images of the body — has a variety of diagnostic uses. Houston Methodist Sugar Land radiologists have specialized training in the areas of neuroradiology, musculoskeletal radiology, breast radiology, gastrointestinal radiology and interventional radiology.

To schedule an appointment, visit houstonmethodist.org/imaging or call 281-274-7170. For more information about Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, visit houstonmethodist.org/sugarland.

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