Reasons to Have an Open MRI Done

There are many reasons that you might need to have an MRI done.  MRI stands for magnetic resonance imaging, and it is a very quick, painless way for your doctor to get extremely accurate images. 

In the past, you would have to be placed into a machine, which could cause a level of stress and also would keep your doctor from being able to deal with you directly during the process.  Thankfully, there are now open machines, and here are a few things that make them better.

open mri scanner

Much more comfort

There’s a whole lot more room with an open mri scanner, and that means that the entire process will be a whole lot more comfortable.  No longer will you have to be placed inside a confined space.

This is also beneficial for patients who might suffer from claustrophobia or some other sort of anxiety.

Makes it easy to scan all body types

People come in all shapes and sizes, and the old closed scanners might not work very well for larger patients.

Thankfully, the open machines, because there is so much more room around the patient, allow for patients of all body types to easily have a scan done.

There’s no sacrifice to diagnostic accuracy

Open MRIs are just as accurate as closed ones, which means that you still get an extremely accurate scan without any of the hassle of a closed machine.

For all of these reasons, it is great to know that medical technology has allowed patients a much larger level of comfort while still allowing the scans to be extremely accurate.

Next time you need an MRI scan, ask your doctor or the hospital staff if they have an open scanner.  You will likely enjoy your visit much more if they do.