This modality does not use ionizing radiation in order to produce images. These images are created utilizing radiofrequencies within a magnetic field. UTMB is proud to have a 3Telsa Magnet at the Victory Lakes location, with another 3 Tesla Magnet to be installed in the fall of 2011 at the Galveston location. Tesla refers to the unit of measure for magnets. Most magnets used in MRI are .6 to 1.5 Tesla, thus with our 3Tesla MRI units, the radiologists will have better, clearer pictures to diagnose patients. This equipment is ACR (American College of Radiology) certified, and must pass vigorous quality standards in order to achieve this certification.
If you have any questions, please contact manager James Hefty, BS, RT (R)(CT)(MR) at (409) 772-6929 or firstname.lastname@example.org.