Sounds good to me! I was diagnosed with a 1.5 Tesla MRI.
Quix, you did a great job of explaing this, much clearer than the mess I made of it the other day when I tried to explain it to my parents.... in my case it was better to try the higher MRI becuase the lower ones were showing up problems but Dr. K wanted a clearer picture, and the MRI at his facility is a 3T so, he was like "I want you to use this one, it's fancy and it works!" He made me laugh, but helped me understand what you and he were trying to say! ;)
Thanks for all the time and effort you put in here Quix, posts such as this give many of us clear valuable information that is often confusing elswhere!
I thought you explained it very well - you do a very good job making some of the technical stuff easy to understand. Thank you!
I'm not remembering the 1.5 disrespected here, but the .07 or something like that, yea, I remember us being all over it, especially when looking for MS. You've explained it very well Doc Q, always.
Do we know if the 3T is approved by the FDA yet? When I brought that up to the Chief Tech at the last place, he said it was not approved. Knowing it is used regardless, just curious if that is the hold up for some facilities...juuuust a' wondering....
I'm going to hold out for the 7T for my next MRI - I want to see the insides of everything too!
Ok, I'm just kidding. My MRI's were done locally on a 1.5 Tesla machine - my lesions certainly were visible enough to help clinch my diagnosis. My repeat MRI that is scheduled at OSU in December will be done on a 3T I believe. It will be interesting to see how much more is going on with my brain.
It's often not practical or possible to demand being screened on something that isn't readily available or financially within reach. Everyone has to keep it in perspective and remember that the MRI alone won't clinch a dx.
My two cents,
that make sense to me... and will remeber that next time...thanks Quix