SAMC is the first hospital in the region to utilize the newest 3 Tesla MRI unit which allows for the highest quality vascular imaging. The increased clarity of a 3T is particularly beneficial for pathological conditions involving the brain, spine and musculoskeletal system. The quality of the scan allows our board-certified radiologists to differentiate between benign and potentially hazardous medical conditions with confidence, providing you with earlier diagnosis and treatment. The 3T is efficient, allowing for shorter scan times and is more comfortable for the patient. A tesla is a unit of magnetic measurement. SAMC also utilizes two 1.5 Tesla MRI units.