3.0T and Open MRI Units The UT Medical Center operates a GE Signa Excite HD 3.0T, the world’s fastest and most powerful clinical MRI machine offering images of the body with more detail and clarity than ever before. This provides more information to your physician for a better diagnosis and treatment plan. In addition, we offer special breast and cardiac imaging capabilities with this equipment that in some cases can reduce the need for more invasive procedures, another first in our region.
We also offer the Siemens Magentom Espree – a 1.5T, high field open MRI for those patients who require a more open environment due to claustrophobia or other physical limitations.
Digital Mammography UTMC is pleased to offer the newest technology for breast cancer prevention and early detection, the Lorad® Selenia™ Digital Mammography System from Hologic®.
Digital mammography is different from conventional mammography in how the image of the breast is viewed and, more importantly, manipulated. The radiologist can magnify the images, increase or decrease the contrast and invert black and white values while reading the images. These features allow the radiologist to evaluate microcalcifications and focus on areas of concern.
Digital mammography images can be viewed in seconds, allowing the mammographer to confirm proper positioning, reducing the likelihood of having to come back for additional images. Digital mammography feels identical to conventional screening from a patient's perspective, though women may notice shorter exam times and a reduction in call-backs to obtain additional images. Demand for the digital mammography is high, and women are excited and pleased that UTMC offers this state-of-the-art technology.
64-Row MDCT Highly detailed pictures of a patient’s anatomy and pathology are critical when diagnosing a range of conditions, including heart disease. That is why The UT Medical Center has added to its comprehensive imaging suite an Aquilion™ 64 CFX, the most advanced multi-slice computed tomography technology for the detection and treatment of heart disease, from Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. The new 64-row CT allows detailed images of the heart viewed faster, avoiding invasive procedures. These high-resolution images enable physicians to clearly visualize the heart, its vessel walls and surrounding structures to detect the early onset of coronary heart disease and reduce the need for high-risk surgical procedures. Approximately 70 percent of diagnostic catheterizations yield negative results. The 64-slice CT is a practical and cost-effective diagnostic tool for coronary disease.