Open MRI machines are a type of medical imaging device that provides a more comfortable experience for patients.

Unlike traditional MRI machines, open MRI machines do not completely surround the patient, allowing for more space and less feeling of claustrophobia. This type of machine is often used for patients with anxiety, obesity or mobility issues, and for imaging certain body parts that are difficult to access with a traditional MRI machine. Open MRI machines produce high quality images, making them effective in diagnosing a range of medical conditions.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans use powerful magnetic fields and radio waves to get an image of your organs. It is used for diagnosis and does not use radiation like X-ray and CT scanning.

Preferred Imaging Centers offers Open MRI scans from multiple convenient locations to serve the Chicago metro and surrounding areas.

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MRIs Can Be Used For Diagnosis Of:

  • Blood Flow
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cardiac Malfunctions
  • Liver or Bowel Disease
  • Shoulder and Knee Injuries
  • Spine Diseases
  • Tumor Detection

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an imaging diagnostic system using radio waves, a magnetic field, and a computer to visualize internal organs of the human body and obtain diagnostic information. An MRI displays images of the body in “slices” similar to that of a CT scan, but it is also able to reflect greater contrast between different types of body tissues.

MRI images are produced without the use of radiation and there are no known side or after-effects. The procedure is painless, noninvasive, and you won’t see or feel anything during the exam. A faint knocking sound will be heard, which is the imaging process in operation. In some instances, contrast agents, such as gadolinium, are used to enhance certain anatomical structures and increase the diagnostic accuracy of the images.

Magnetic resonance imaging is used for virtually all parts of the body and is one of the advanced imaging techniques utilized at Preferred Imaging. In addition to its use to view precise details of the head, neck, spine, muscles, joints, and bones, it is also used to image the chest, abdomen and pelvis. Frequently, the differentiation of abnormal (diseased) tissue from normal tissues is better with MRI than with other imaging modalities such as X-ray, CT, and ultrasound.

Hitachi Airis II Open MRI

A Breakthrough In MRI Technology

  • Spacious Wide-Open Air Design reduces claustrophobia and patient anxiety for greater comfort
  • New concept magnet scanner completely open on all sides, which allows constant and direct access to the patient by both the technician and a family member
  • Advanced technology for superb image resolution and tissue contrast with a shorter scan duration
  • Extremely quiet – no noise feature with music availability
  • Designed for all patients up to 325 lbs., including children
  • Prompt 24-hour accurate reports
  • Operating field strength is 0.7T and magnetic field orientation is 43cm vertical height

Contra Indications for MRI Exams: Aneurysm Clips, Neurostimulator, Cochlear Implants, Pacemakers, Pregnancy, Sharpnel, Heart Valve Implants, Metallic Fragments or Implants