How Does the Open MRI Work?

The examination does not involve X-ray radiation or radioactive material, and requires virtually no preparation. The images are acquired through interactions between the large magnetic fields and the atoms within your body.

Timed pulses or radio waves are emitted within the magnet. Returning signals from the body are received in the form of radio waves detected by an antenna inside the magnet. Following this passing of signals, a specifically designed computer converts these signals into a visible image in one or more of your body's anatomic planes.