High diagnostic accuracy with the ultramodern Magnetic Resonance Imaging Scanner Achiva 1,5 T Philips

Our Diagnostic Center continuing the tradition of perfect imaging in the sector of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, has installed the ultramodern state-of-the-art Magnetic Resonance Imaging Scanner Achiva 1,5 T Philips in order to cover all applications of magnetic resonance imaging in all of the systems.

The particular medical equipment offers a multitude of advantages compared to instruments of older technology. It offers high quality imaging of the anatomical structures of the human body, reducing significantly the overall required time for the completion of the examination. The unique, in its kind, technological background, in combination with the modern computer applications, renders the imaging of sections and the creation of the final image flexible and fast, offering:

High diagnostic accuracy, due to the excellent magnetic homogeneity for the optimal adipose (fat) tissue suppression.

Wide-field sections (FOV 50cm).

Appropriate gradient for the achievement of high definition and reducing of the duration of the examination.

Incomparable flexibility, accuracy, precision and speed, based on the innovative technology known as ΤΙΜ (Total Imaging Matrix Technology).

Particular emphasis has been given to the most demanding applications of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, the whole body Magnetic Resonance Angiography and the Heart Magnetic Resonance Imaging. The contribution of MRI to the clinical practice is major, as it allows for the clear, fast and reliable imaging access to the human body. A large number of pathological conditions such as the Cerebral Stroke, spine disorders, liver diseases, as well as conditions of the cardiovascular system, are imaged and evaluated in detail and with clarity.

Furthermore, Magnetic Resonance Imaging consists the method of choice for the examination of articular pathology, such as, for example, the shoulder girdle, the knee joint, the elbow joints and the wrist and ankle joints. The detailed imaging of the anatomical structures that compose the joints is rendered possible, and the same applies for the detection of possible disorders of the individual internal components, such as the menisci or the cruciate ligaments.

All types of examinations are performed with the use of the MRI scanner, by appointment.

  • Magnetic resonance imaging in all anatomical regions of the body. Indicatively: brain, facial skull, petrous bones, cervix, chest, upper and lower abdomen, spinal column, bones and soft tissues.
  • Heart Magnetic Resonance Imaging and myocardial perfusion examination with the use of drugs (stress MRI).
  • Magnetic Resonance Angiography.
  • Magnetic Resonance Venography
  • Indirect Magnetic Resonance Arthrography.
  • Breast MRI.
  • Magnetic Resonance Urography.
  • Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography (MRCP)
  • Magnetic Resonance Mammography
  • Prostatic Multi-parametric MRI
  • Magnetic Resonance Enterography

Before planning any examination you should know that:

  • It is necessary to come to the center 20 minutes before the scheduled time for the examination, so that there is time to address procedural issues.
  • More perticularly, if you are going to undergo CT-scan of the upper – lower abdomen, you must come to the premises two hours before the examination, so that a special oral solution is administered to you for the best imaging of the intestine during the examination.
  • You should present previous exams and particularly CT-scans or MRI scans for purposes of comparison.
  • In some cases it may be necessary to administer intravenously an iodinated contrast agent in order to outline the internal organs and vessels.
  • In case you have a history of multiple allergies, you should inform the secretariat of the department when you schedule the examination so that the appropriate anti-allergic treatment is administered to you.
  • Claustrophobic people can undergo mild sedation in order for the examination to be successfully performed. Sedation is administered by an anesthesiologist after being planned with the secretariat.

The following people cannot undergo Magnetic Resonance Imaging:

  • Patients with a heart pacemaker or prosthetic heart valves
  • Patients with cochlear implants.
  • If there is a presence of an intraocular foreign body that consists of iron.
  • If there are older surgical clips or stents for aneurysms that are non-compatible with the magnetic field.
  • In general, in the case of presence of foreign bodies such as prostheses. The examination may be possibly performed after consultation and after the attending Doctor has confirmed that the materials are compatible.


  • It is a non-invasive imaging method.
  • The examined patient is not exposed to radiation (Χ-rays), so it is a safe procedure even when it is required for children or during pregnancy.
  • There are no side effects to the examined patients.
  • It offers a multi-layer imaging of the human body.
  • The contrast agents that are used cause allergic reactions very rarely.

For any other question you can contact the secretariat of the Center.


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