MRI or Magnetic Resonance Imaging is one of the most effective diagnostic modalities. MRI testing is offered at multi-specialty healthcare and rehabilitation centers as well as exclusive diagnostic centers and can help detect physical conditions including multiple sclerosis, Huntington’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and more. MRI uses safe magnetic imaging compared to radioactive scanning which exposes the patient to radiation.
Open MRI, unlike conventional MRI, does not require the patient to pass through a scary tube or tunnel. As the name suggests, open MRI is open on all sides and your companion can be at your side while the scan is taking place. Open MRI is particularly beneficial for claustrophobic and obese patients since it is not designed like a tunnel. Children and adults can be scanned effectively with an open MRI. It also produces much less sound, reducing fear and anxiety among patients.
The open MRI machine offers multiple image sets in a 3D cross-section which can comprehensively identify disorders, injuries or abnormalities in the area scanned. It offers a comprehensive view of the tissues, organs and blood vessels and can determine whether an abnormal growth is malignant or benign. The scanning process could take anywhere from 20 to 40 minutes, depending on the area scanned.
Advanced multi-specialty healthcare centers offer open MRI to help in the accurate diagnosis of various conditions. The procedure is carried out by qualified and experienced radiologists.