Who Benefits from an Open MRI?

patient in hospital gownWhen you need an MRI, you may be feeling nervous for a variety of different reasons. At Middletown Medical Imaging, we offer an open MRI for our patients’ comfort. Choosing an open MRI over a traditional closed MRI can have a lot of benefits for certain people who are unable to use a traditional MRI.

Claustrophobic Patients – Putting a claustrophobic patient in an enclosed space for a medical scan is a safety risk for the patient, so we want to avoid that at all costs. It is very important that patients are as comfortable as possible during the scan because they will be required to be still. An open MRI allows the patient to remain calm.

Patients with Mobility Issues – Some MRI scans will require patients to shift position during the scan, but for someone with mobility issues, this can be difficult or impossible. With an open MRI, a nurse can access the patient to move them into the necessary position without difficulty.

Large Patients – Traditional MRIs are pretty narrow, which can make it impossible for some patients to fit in the machine. An open MRI has a much larger capacity, allowing patients of all sizes to get an MRI.

Everyone – An open MRI is much more comfortable than a closed one, which is a benefit to every patient. When you need an MRI, book an appointment with Middletown Medical Imaging online or call our office at 732-275-0999.

About our Hitachi Airis Elite Open MRI

hitachi airis elite open mri machineMiddletown Medical Imaging is proud to use the latest technology at our facility to provide the highest quality imaging services available. One of our most advanced devices is the Hitachi Airis Elite open MRI machine, which features capabilities that were previously impossible with an open low-field MRI. Here are just some of the benefits of using the Hitachi Airis Elite for scans.

Rapid Parallel Imaging – Rapid parallel imaging capabilities make the Hitachi Airis Elite more efficient; meaning scans take less time while still producing high-resolution images. With this machine, you can get your test done and return to normal life more quickly, knowing that your scan results will be accurate.

Non-Claustrophobic Atmosphere – Open MRI’s are an excellent option for claustrophobic and anxious patients because you do not have to be put in an enclosed space. Imaging tests are much more relaxing in the open design of our Hitachi machine.

Accommodating for All Patients – Because of its open design, the Hitachi Airis Elite can accommodate larger patients and patients with disability issues. Many people cannot use a traditional closed MRI because of their size or their mobility needs, so the Hitachi open MRI is an excellent solution.

Choice of Comforting Music – When you come in for an MRI, you can select soothing music to play to make your scan go more smoothly for you.

Make an appointment for your open MRI today at 732-275-0999 or book online.