Open MRI eliminates the tunnel design of a High Field MRI; replacing it with a machine than is open on all sides. This offers bariatric patients a more comfortable alternative to a traditional MRI. The open design of the MRI allows patients to see outside and around the machine; alleviating claustrophobia. The Open MRI is also quieter.
High Field 1.5 Tesla MRIs offer the following benefits to patients:
- Reduced claustrophobia
- Eliminates patient-size concerns
- Greater ease when placing critical body parts directly under magnet