Are you looking for reliable, comfortable options for imaging procedures? At Memorial Hermann Surgical Hospital First Colony, we offer state-of-the-art open MRI technology that can provide accurate images without the need for a narrow tunnel or uncomfortable positions.
This type of imaging can provide detailed views with less discomfort and better overall results than other types of technology. By learning more about the advantages offered by this advanced imaging modality, you can decide if an open MRI is right for you and your situation.
1. Increased Comfort With Open MRI
Open MRI designs provide more room for larger individuals, making it easier and more comfortable to be scanned properly. Most open MRIs also offer improved ventilation due to their design, which makes breathing easier during scans. The added space and less restrictive design also eliminate feelings of claustrophobia for those who experience anxiety in enclosed spaces.
2. Shortened Scan Time
Open MRIs feature shorter scan times than their traditional counterparts, thanks to their improved efficiency. This means patients experience fewer disruptions and can get results more quickly and accurately.
3. Improved Diagnostic Quality
Open MRI systems have higher-quality imaging, allowing doctors to make more accurate diagnoses in less time. The high-resolution images also better visualize the body’s internal processes and structures, resulting in more precise results.
4. Less Noise
Open MRIs are known for producing substantially less noise than traditional closed-system MRIs due to their advanced cooling system and quieter magnet design. This allows for a comfortable environment with minimal distraction and decreases anxieties associated with the scanning process.
5. Variety of Access Points
Unlike traditional MRIs that require access from one side, open MRI systems provide access from several sides to make it easier for patients to get in and out of the scanner. This allows for more flexibility during the scanning process and can be a major convenience for those with limited mobility or other physical challenges.
Open MRI imaging at Memorial Hermann Surgical Hospital First Colony
At Memorial Hermann Surgical Hospital First Colony, we understand the importance of accurate imaging when diagnosing and treating various medical conditions. That’s why our Medical Imaging Department offers open MRI, which uses advanced technology to provide unparalleled clarity for detailed anatomic images. This type of diagnostic test focuses on the following areas:
- Orbits / Face / Neck
- Spine (Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar)
- Abdomen/Pelvis (MRCP, Enterography)
- Upper and Lower Extremities (Foot, Ankle, Knee, Wrist, Shoulder)
Receive the best possible results from your scan with Open MRI
At Memorial Hermann Surgical Hospital First Colony, we understand how important it is for our patients to feel confident and comfortable with their care. That’s why our open MRI system is designed to provide safe and accurate images without the confined space of traditional MRI machines. Open MRI services’ wide-open design provides more room for larger individuals to fit in the scanning area comfortably if needed.
Most importantly, our physicians can use this advanced technology to create detailed images of your internal structures with superior clarity and accuracy. We look forward to helping you meet your healthcare goals and fully recover. Get in touch with Memorial Hermann Surgical Hospital First Colony today!