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Philips Ingenia 1.5T: a new premium-class MRI system

A premium-class Philips Ingenia 1.5 T MRI system with a magnetic field strength of 1.5 T (tesla), the latest of the two MR systems available at ARS, has been put into operation at the ARS Medical Centre this year.

This MRI machine too has an increased gantry opening of 70 cm which allows reducing claustrophobic sensations in patients significantly and provides for a more comfortable MRI exam of corpulent and large-bodied persons weighing up to 150 kg.

Specially designed Philips Ingenia 1.5T technology and software enable performing high-precision MR diagnostics:

  • Head and neck examination:
    • brain, intracranial nerves, blood vessels, liquor dynamics;
    • soft neck tissue;
    • MR angiography (head arteries, cerebral venous angiography and blood vessels in the neck)
  • vertebral and spinal cord examination (cervical, thoracic and lumbar parts and spinal cord);
  • bone and joint system (major joints: shoulder, hip, knee joints), soft tissue examination;
  • examination of abdominal and lesser pelvic organs:
    • pancreas, gall bladder, bile ducts (MR cholangiography), liver, kidneys, adrenal glands, lymph nodes;
    • gynaecology: uterus, ovaries*;
    • prostate*
    • bladder*
    • rectum*
    • pelvic lymph nodes.

* We recommend having a gynaecological, prostate, bladder and rectal exam performed using a premium-class PHILIPS Ingenia 3,0T MRI system available at the ARS Diagnostics Clinic, a branch of the ARS Medical Centre, which is situated at 3 Jāņa Asara Street in Riga.

MRI exam costs are covered by the National Health Service (NHS) subject to a referral by a medical specialist (neurologistendocrinologistneurosurgeonENTurologistgynecologist, surgeon etc.) under a contract with the NHS.

USEFUL INFORMATION: An MRI scan may not be performed on persons with cardiac pacemakers, various metal implants (except for titanium implants) or certain metallic foreign objects in their bodies.

MRI exams using a Philips Ingenia 1.5T system are available at:
ARS Medical Centre

Address: 5 Skolas Street, Riga
To make an appointment, please call (+371) 672 01 088.