“The most powerful magnet for clinical use, acquiring this technology is a big step for healthcare delivery in our community. The closest comparable systems are in Tampa and Atlanta, which means local residents no longer have to travel to receive this kind of care.” – Tim Sweeney, MD – President of TDI
Learn More About 3T MRI
3T (3 Tesla MR)
- The strongest MR available in the Tallahassee area
- Reduced scan time, maximizing patient comfort during exam
- Increased image clarity, particularly beneficial for images involving the brain, spine, and musculoskeletal system
- Wide 71 cm Bore, Short 1.6m length bore.
- Pianissimo, hardware based acoustic noise reduction by 90% on all sequences.
- Patient music system that can be heard while the 3T scanner is operating.
- 550 lb table weight limit and extended 205 cm scan range.
Your physician’s office should contact one of our registered nurses to schedule your procedure. We will then contact you, schedule your appointment, and give you pre-procedure instructions.
One of our board-certified Radiologists will interpret your exam and send a report to your physician within 5 business days. Contact your referring physician for any information pertaining to the findings.
Typically your referring physician will schedule an appointment for you. If you have been asked to schedule the appointment yourself, please have your physician’s order and any pre-authorization information required by your insurance or health plan provider in hand, and call 850-878-4127.
During an MRI exam, you will lie on a moveable exam table that will slowly move into the machine. This procedure is non-invasive and there is no pain associated with this exam. Some of the common distractions or discomforts include the loud tapping noises that are often made by the machine or the close proximity to the MRI machine. For patients who are claustrophobic or who become uncomfortable in these situations, they may be prescribed a mild sedative to be taken before the exam.
You also may notice a warm feeling in the area being studied. This is normal but you should not be afraid to communicate to the technologist if it bothers you. A technologist will always be available, monitoring you throughout the exam if any concerns arise.
Tallahassee Diagnostic Imaging inside Radiology Associates
1st Floor – Please Check-in at TDI Desk to the left of the lobby entrance
1600 Phillips Road
Tallahassee, FL 32308