What is an Open MRI?

Open Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Open MRI) is an advanced diagnostic imaging procedure that creates detailed images of internal bodily structures without the use of x-rays. Open MRI is able to produce these detailed images through the use of a powerful magnet, radiowaves and a computer. MRI scans aid physicians in detecting and diagnosing diseases or other abnormalities in very early stages.

The difference between an open MRI, offered by Open MRI of Canada, and the closed MRI is just that, one is shaped like a donut, in which the patient is enclosed, and the other is open on all four sides. The open gantry style offers patients more comfort, and reduced feelings of anxiety and claustrophobia.

Open systems are a lot quieter than traditional MRI machines and more comforting for patients, making open MRI systems a preferred choice for many health care consumers.