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What is Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)?


What is Computed Tomography* (CT)?






MRI provides good contrast between the different soft tissues of the body, which makes it especially useful in imaging herniated discs, ligaments and muscle tears, brain injuries and damage to organs.



CT imaging is used to identify fractures to bones, dislocations and ligament injuries, as well as abnormalities in various organs. TBI's thin-slice acquisitions filter artifact producing high quality, digital images in two and three dimensions.

*16 Slice CT only available in our Pinellas Office


What makes TBI's MRI scans different from the rest?

Trauma-related injuries in the knee, shoulder, jaw or spine can be minuscule in size. TBI's high-field, high-quality MRIs generate images in 2 millimeter to 3 millimeter slices with virtually zero "skip" (the gap between captured images - see representation below). The results are increased case value, improved readability, increased number of views of superior quality, and the greater opportunity to find trauma-related injuries allowing you to receive the proper care.

Other Facilities MRI
4mm to 5mm slices


Tampa Bay Imaging High-Field MRI
2mm to 3mm slices



square.png Limited number of views
square.png Larger slices & "skips"
square.png Inferior image quality
square.png Large field of view
square.png Three times more images
square.png Smaller slices
square.png ZERO "skips"
square.png Superior image quality
square.png Identifies the smallest tears

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