all about open mri

MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is a method used by physicians to visualize internal organs of the human body and obtain diagnostic information. MRI utilizes the physical properties of magnetic fields, radio waves, and computers to generate images of the body in any plane. Open MRI refers to the open structure of the MRI machine. Patients pass through a large, spacious ring for their exam as opposed to a Closed MRI which fully envelopes the patients during the scan. The asymmetrical design design allows for image excellence and patient comfort which often alleviates claustrophobia. 

open mri

MRI is the method of choice for imaging of the musculoskeletal system and is widely used for evaluation of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, and ankle. It also accurately depicts abnormalities within the bone marrow. MRI is also effective in demonstrating congenital cardiac abnormalities, and in the evaluation of the organs of the abdomen and pelvis including:

  • Ovaries

  • Uterus

  • Prostate

benefits of open mri

We understand that as a patient, you are constantly searching for the best care that you can find which is why we solely offer Open MRI. We believe that Open MRI is the overall best choice for patients based off of the many benefits that are specific to this machine. You can expect the following from your Open MRI scan:

  • Increased patient comfort
  • Decreased noise levels

  • Diverse height and weight accommodations

  • More room for patients, which decreases claustrophobia

  • Ability to have a friend or family member in the room

open mri facts
  • You will not be exposed to radiation.

  • You cannot wear metal during your scan.

  • Scans typically last between 20-45 minutes.

  • Anyone with a pacemaker cannot undergo an MRI.

  • Contrast, an injectable dye, may be needed during your scan.

  • Open MRI can alleviate claustrophobia in patients.

  • Open MRI shows the structural abnormalities of organs, inflammation
    in soft tissue, tears in muscle, and much more.