Magnetic resonance tomography
Magnetic resonance tomography (MRT) is an imaging process for representation of the human body. Today, this technology is used in all district hospitals and also many specialist doctor’s surgeries. Unlike computer tomography (CT), magnetic resonance tomography does not produce X-rays and therefore does not harm the human body. MRTs are much superior to CTs, however they cost about four times as much.
The scanning process takes place in a strong magnetic field. Within this field, radio waves generate weak signals inside the body which are captured by coils and processed by a computer to produce cross-sectional images of the human body. In contrast to X-ray images, these scans represent above all soft tissue of the body in high detail.
Different types of imaging can represent and differentiate between the various tissues and organs in the body such as muscle, fat, brain, liver, internal organs, cartilage, ligaments, and tendons. Even small malignant anomalies that can not be detected by any other imaging examination process can be displayed and recognized. Simple MRT scanners cost EUR 750,000, while scanners that can be used during surgery require an investment of EUR 3 million. The prices vary according to the different features on offer and the software used. Columbus Leasing develops tailor-made leasing models that suit your specific requirements.