5 Benefits of an Open MRI
Open MRIs are the number one choice for many Americans. Here are some reasons they can be preferred over Closed MRIs.
1. You can have a loved one with you
Since Open MRI’s are normally in a room, you can have someone in the room with you to comfort you. This is great for younger children or the elderly who may get nervous otherwise.
2. They are great for larger patients
Some patients will struggle fitting in a closed MRI environment, however with an Open MRI here at Carlsbad, everybody will find comfort.
3. Open MRI’s are great for eliminating nerves
If it’s your first MRI, it can be hard to trust the environment that a bore machine, used in closed MRIs, provides. An Open MRI is also great for those who are claustrophobic and can not be still. With an Open MRI you don’t have to worry about moving too much and taking away from the results.
4. Open MRI’s are the best for examining some parts of your body
Since closed MRI’s are not all encompassing, open MRI’s can better detect problems in range-of-motion parts of the human body. For example, open MRI’s are better for ankles, wrists, etc.
In most cases, open MRIs will be cheaper than their counterparts (the closed MRI). They can have lower sedation rates. This is because the Open MRI normally reduces repeat scans and improves image quality, making it so you will not likely need a second MRI.