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Trevor Alden Lundstrom, M.D.

Radiologist

Dr. Trevor Alden Lundstrom M.D. is a top Radiologist in Birmingham, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Trevor Alden Lundstrom M.D. is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Trevor Alden Lundstrom M.D. is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Trevor Alden Lundstrom M.D. is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Birmingham, AL, Dr. Trevor Alden Lundstrom M.D. is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
20 years Experience
Trevor Alden Lundstrom, M.D.
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Univ of Ne Coll of Med, Omaha Ne
  • Accepting new patients

Open MRI

Open MRIs are becoming extinct. I read an article that less than 30 were sold in US last year. They are much less powerful and therefore suffer from poor contrast resolution. READ MORE
Open MRIs are becoming extinct. I read an article that less than 30 were sold in US last year. They are much less powerful and therefore suffer from poor contrast resolution. I used to read an open 0.5 T MRI and it could not perform chemical fat suppression which is extremely helpful on all MSK studies particularly if IV contrast is given.

Closed MRIs come in 1.5 and 3T. They are narrow but offer great resolution and less motion artifact especially with good technologists. 3T is necessary for many body imaging e ams such as multiparametric prostate MRIs to avoid using an endorectal coil.

Recently, a third option has become available called wide short bore MRI. These scanners have a shorter wider bore the patient enters. They still offer 1.5 and 3T capabilities as the narrow bore magnets and can accommodate larger patients and those with claustrophobia. Most hospitals are replacing their scanners with this newer generation. They are more expensive so many imaging centers are holding off on purchasing new equipment until their scanners are end of life.

Bottom line, the best quality scanner is closed MRI and the wide bore is more tolerable for patients.