Open MRI Exams

The benefits of magnetic resonance imaging are vast and new applications are continually being developed through ongoing research. MRI imaging is used for virtually all parts of the body. It is the primary imaging modality for evaluation of diseases of the brain and spine. It is effective in depicting abnormalities of the eye, paranasal sinuses, throat, salivary glands, and the thyroid. It is also effective in demonstrating congenital cardiac abnormalities.

 

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 can also accurately depict abnormalities within the bone marrow.

MRI is also important in evaluation of the organs of the abdomen and pelvis including the liver, pancreas, kidneys, ovaries, uterus, and prostate.

 

What is MRI?
What are the advantages of Open Air MRI?
How does the patient benefit from Open Air MRI technology?
What examinations are possible with MRI?

What is MRI?

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a method used by physicians to look inside the human body and obtain diagnostic information. Incorporating an advanced technology, MRI produces images of the anatomy without the use of radiation as in x-ray and CT scanning. This technique is now commonly used as a primary diagnostic tool. It can help provide a quick and more accurate diagnosis for your doctor which in some situations, reduces the need for exploratory surgery and other diagnostic procedures which might have greater risk.   Back Up

What are the advantages of Open Air MRI?

It is estimated that tunnel, or closed, MRIs are unable to perform MRI procedures on a sizeable percentage of patients due to patient size and claustrophobia, while the remainder of the population find the procedure extremely uncomfortable and intimidating, often requiring medication to endure the experience. Open Air MRI systems reduce patient anxiety and claustrophobia and can accommodate the size of larger patients. In addition, pediatric, physically challenged or senior patients can be accompanied by a parent or support person during the actual testing.   Back Up

How does the patient benefit from Open Air MRI technology?

In addition to providing a more comfortable and less cramped environment, the non-invasive MRI diagnostic procedure is painless. In fact, you won't see or feel anything. A faint knocking sound will be heard which is simply the imaging process in operation. While the benefits are many, new applications are continually being developed through on-going research.   Back Up

What examinations are possible with MRI?

MRI is used for all parts of the body and is effective for evaluating the following conditions:    Back Up

Brain Disorders
Traumatic Injuries
Eye Abnormalities
Spine Disorders
Tumor Detection
Liver and Other Abdominal Diseases

 

Knee and Shoulder Injuries
Musculoskeletal Disorders
Facial/Neck Adnormalities
Infection