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Open MRI

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a non-invasive, x-ray free scanning technology that uses radio waves and magnetic fields to produce clear and detailed images of nearly all the organs in the body. MRI especially excels in showing soft tissue organ abnormalities such as withing the brain, spinal cord, muscles and tendons. MRI can "look inside" a body to identify and locate abnormalities, producing images that can be invaluable tools in detecting tumors, infection, cancer, musculoskeletal injury and male and female reproductive systems.

People with claustrophobia may feel uncomfortable in a traditional or “closed” MRI unit because they must lie still inside a narrow tunnel within the scanning magnet. Sedatives may be given for patients who experience difficulty in the confined space. We also feature newer “open” MRI units that do not enclose the patient to alleviate this problem.

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