An Open MRI machine is perfect for claustrophobic patients. Our machine offers an “open” space with the ability to achieve superb image quality as of a “closed” MRI machine.
A little about MRI testing:
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses a large magnet and radio waves to look at organs and structures inside your body. Health care professionals use MRI scans to diagnose a variety of conditions, from torn ligaments to tumors. MRIs are very useful for examining the brain and spinal cord.
During the scan, you lie on a table that slides inside a tunnel-shaped machine. Doing the scan can take a long time, and you must stay still. The scan is painless. The MRI machine makes a lot of noise. Our technician will offer you earplugs.
Before you get a scan, tell our medical staff if you are:
- Are pregnant;
- Have pieces of metal in your body. You might have metal in your body if you have a shrapnel or bullet injury or if you are a welder;
- Have metal or electronic devices in your body, such as a cardiac pacemaker or a metal artificial joint.
There is no special preparation for the test unless otherwise instructed.
For your convenience, we suggest you wear clothing that do not contain metal (e.g. jeans, belts.).
Patients will be asked to remove all jewelry and other metallic objects.