What’s an Open MRI?
MRI is a method of getting images of various parts of your body without the use of ionizing radiation, unlike regular x-rays or a CT scan.
Open MRI Details:
- EXTREMELY LARGE OPENING
- Allows the greatest comfort
- Able to accommodate larger patients
- Room has large windows that provide beautiful & relaxing natural light
- Bring your family member or a companion
- Scan time 20-30 min
A MRI utilizes powerful magnets and radio waves to generate images from the hydrogen protons in your body. Unlike radio-graphs (X-Rays) or CT scans, MRI’s are safe with no concern of radiation exposure. In MRI images of all body parts can be obtained in any plane versus regular x-ray or CT that obtain an image in only one plane. Typical imaging planes include: