UC Medical Center MR Imaging in the College of Medicine
Medical Sciences Building
231 Albert Sabin Way
Cincinnati, OH 45267
The UC Radiology GE 3.0T Signa EXCITE 16 Channel High-Definition Whole-Body MR System, located in the University of Cincinnati Medical Sciences Building (MSB), is a shared clinical and research resource. Key equipment includes:
- GE Signa HD 3.0T MRI
The GE 3.0T Signa EXCITE 16 Channel High-Definition Whole-Body MR System, located in the University of Cincinnati Medical Sciences Building (MSB), is a shared clinical and research resource. Patients undergoing MRI should come to the University Hospital Imaging Center, in the UC Physicians Medical Arts Building, where they will be escorted to the University Hospital MR Imaging at UC MSB.
- Superior Technology
The 3T MR is a GE Healthcare High Definition MR imaging system, featuring the highest field strength available for clinical imaging, operating on the latest software platform, and offering advanced imaging options not available at any other MRI facility in the region.
The wide array of imaging options available make this MRI system the absolute best choice for all types of MR imaging, from routine bone and joint imaging to high resolution brain and spine visualization.
The imaging staff is expertly trained to provide the highest quality exams and all exams are interpreted by board certified, fellowship-trained radiologists.
An MRI is an imaging test that uses a magnetic field and radiofrequency waves to produce high-resolution images of the human body without using radiation. The GE 3.0T Signa System utilizes advanced technology that produces higher resolution imaging in the body, brain, spine, and blood vessels; much more so, than the traditional high-field MRI systems.
This MRI system has both advanced neurologic imaging and body imaging applications, as well as core pulse sequences for broad clinical applications. Some of the advanced neurologic and body imaging applications of the 3.0T Signa MRI Scanner are:
- ASSET (parallel imaging technique)
- PROPELLER (reduces motion and magnetic susceptibility)
- Diffusion Tensor Imaging
- Brainwave for functional (fMRI)
- Spectroscopy (Probe single-voxel, 2D CSI and 3D CSI multi-voxel)
- COSMIC (fluid weighted CSF contrast technique)
- TRICKS (accelerated 3D dynamic vascular imaging)
- VIBRANT (volume imaged breast assessment)
- BREASE (single-voxel breast spectroscopy)
- LAVA (multi-phase liver imaging)
- Cartigram T2 Cartilage Mapping
- PROSE (single-voxel prostate spectroscopy)
Research ApplicationsThe UC Radiology GE 3.0T Signa EXCITE 16 Channel High-Definition Whole-Body MR System can also be utilized for imaging on healthy volunteers and patients for research studies, basic science experiments, and pulse sequence development.
The 3T MRI is equipped with a variety of imaging coils and a Spectris Solaris MR Injector System (external link) (Medrad, Inc., Indianola, PA) is available. The injector is fully programmable to provide precise dose delivery of contrast agents and saline from two separate syringes.
Conveniently located on the UC Health medical campus, we are centrally located in the heart of Clifton, just minutes away from many medical facilities. Parking is provided in the UC Physicians Offices' garage located at 222 Piedmont Avenue.
Convenient appointments are available Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., but can also arrange times to meet your needs. Physicians can refer patients for clinical imaging on this 3T MRI by calling 513-556-4674 to schedule an appointment.