Siemens Magnetom Espree


MAGNETOM Espree offers CT-like comfort with true 1.5 Tesla high-field power. So it’s head out and feet first for most exams.

The Siemens Magnetom Espree is the world’s first open bore, 1.5 Tesla MRI system, and Turville Bay MRI & Radiation Oncology Center was one of the first diagnostic imaging center in the nation to offer patients the benefit of this new technology. The Espree has an ultra-short 1.25 m (4’) length and a 70 cm (over 2’3”) inside diameter, providing a more spacious opening to accommodate claustrophobic, large, very young, and elderly patients. Nearly 60% of exams in the Espree can be performed with the patient’s head outside of the scanner. Using a new Siemens technology called TIM (total imaging matrix), scans can be performed faster with more precise results and no patient repositioning, resulting in shorter exam times.

For most patients this magnet is the right choice. Available at our John Nolen Drive Center, it combines convenience for the patient with excellent image quality.   

For the Patient

Turville Bay’s John Nolen Drive MRI Center is conveniently located on John Nolen Drive near the Beltline in Madison. Its soothing Lake Monona view is unique to healthcare technology centers.

The 70 cm open bore is roomy.

Feet-first exams in most cases mean your head is outside the magnet.

This powerful magnet keeps most exams under an hour. 

Sometimes inpatient emergencies arise at our hospital suite locations and outpatients must wait. Not so here at our center. There is rarely wait time; your scan is done quickly and efficiently, so you can get back to the rest of your day.

For the Physician

Turville Bay’s Espree is a 1.5T high field Open magnet. From routine to specialized exams it supplies excellent signal to noise ratio (SNR) and better contrast while keeping your patient in the magnet for less time. You’ll see what you’re missing with other low field systems.

We can help you evaluate the most complex pathologies efficiently. With the Espree 1.5 T we perform free-breathing high resolution imaging for MRCP, pancreatic, and pelvic studies.

Vessel diseases are depicted with a wide range of contrast and non-contrast techniques.

Neuro. Orthopedic. Breast. Oncology. Our advanced tissue imaging improves pre-operative screening.