New 3T MRI allows for more complex brain surgeries

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Dell Children’s clinical teams are excited to add a new 3T MRI to the list of technologies available at Dell Children’s. The magnetic resonance imaging machine has a magnet that is twice as strong as the standard 1.5T, which means that doctors can see finer details.

In brain tumors, the new MRI machine can help doctors identify high-grade tumors versus low-grade tumors, or be certain there is no tumor at all. They can see more clearly where the tumor is, what structures are involved and from which direction they need to approach the tumor when they operate. It also allows Dell Children’s doctors to perform more complex brain surgeries, including those at the base of the skull.

Dr. Elizabeth Tyler-Kabara, chief of pediatric neurosurgery at Dell Children’s, shared additional benefits of the 3T MRI with the Austin American-Statesman – you can read more here.