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Bayhealth Offers New 3T MRI—Shorter Scan Time, Better Image Quality


Bayhealth now welcomes patients to our new 3T MRI scanner at Bayhealth Kent General—the only 3T MRI facility in Kent County.

3T MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) offers a major leap forward in performance when compared to most currently-used MRI machines. Shorter scan times offer patients greater comfort, and the image clarity is of much higher quality than that produced by traditional 1.5T scanners.  

Images from the 3T MRI scanner provide better visualization of fine anatomic structures, meaning that physicians are better able to detect subtle abnormalities earlier and more accurately.

“The excellent image quality, combined with interpretation by highly-trained radiologists, provides the opportunity for much earlier detection of disease and other conditions that could potentially change patient outcomes,” said Amit Newatia, MD, Bayhealth Director of MRI.

Patients needing MRIs for a variety of reasons will benefit from the 3T MRI’s ability to reveal tumors, infection, and inflammation.  Breast, orthopedic, neuro, and cardiac imaging will all be sharper, providing greater diagnostic clarity.

At Bayhealth, sixteen on-site, fellowship-trained radiologists read patient images and report the results to referring physicians within 24 hours, 7 days a week.

To learn more about our Diagnostic Imaging services, visit bayhealth.org or call 302-744-7060.

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