The ”Wohl” Magnetic Resonance Imaging Institute of the Tel Aviv Medical Center is equipped with the most modern MRI technology – a high field (1.5T) and ultra high field (3T) magnets.
MRI technology is able to image most body organs. It but provides unique advantages in the central nervous system (head, neck and spine) and joints. It is the first modality found able to directly demonstrate cartilage (menisci etc.). One of the most significant features of the MRI technology is its ability to map brain function in “real time,” to identify functional cerebral centers for movement, thought, feelings, etc., while circumventing and minimalizing injury to these areas during surgery.
The equipment can simultaneously send three-dimensional images of the brain via hospital network to the operating room to enable the surgeon to navigate through hidden regions of the brain using computerized surgery.
The MRI technology illustrates blood vessels of the brain, of the extremities and of the body in general without the need for diagnostic catheterization. This technology allows for early detection of life threatening cerebral occlusion and brain tissue viability after stroke by using diffusion mapping technique.
The MRI Institute also provides breast examinations without radiation, using injected contrast dye, to illustrate and differentiate between benign and malignant breast lumps