Why Open MRI?

High-Field Performance Open MRI from American Medical Imaging provides patients with more comfort and less anxiety. Open MRI from American Medical Imaging also costs significantly less than more traditional, hospital-based imaging options, giving patients a much lower out of pocket cost for their imaging.

With the new alternative Open MRI technology, there are no sides to the MRI equipment. Our High-Field Performance Open MRI system features an open gantry design, providing easy, open access from all four sides, and offers patients of all ages and sizes a more comfortable, non-claustrophobic environment for the procedure. Traditional closed Tube-type MRI utilizes a confining cylinder that ranges from a fixed 24” to 28” across in diameter, giving the patient little or no space surrounding him or her. With Closed Tube-type MRI systems, the patient is also most likely placed head first into the bore, leading to an ever greater feeling of anxiety and discomfort.

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Greater Convenience for All

Our Open MRI offers the option for large patients and relief for claustrophobic patients

  • Can’t fit, or are uncomfortable in traditional closed, tube-type MRI machines?
  • Anxious about being put in a tube and worried that you might ‘freak out’?
  • Do you need medication that will require recover time and / or a need to have someone drive you home in order to get you through your MRI?

Our Open MRI alternative eliminates these concerns for most patients. As the patient-preferred choice for comfort, the high-field performance Open MRI at American Medical Imaging is housed in a spacious room with windows to the outside that can be seen even while your MRI procedure is completed. There are no sides to restrict your view! It is wide open!

Patients that have required sedating anxiety medication to tolerate the procedure Ina traditional or even a wide-bore (opening) tube-type MRI machine have successfully completed the same exact procedures in our Open MRI with no need for drugs, a driver or lost time to recover.

“I have been waiting for an Open MRI to be available in my area. Thank God.” Donald H. (Recent patient after refusal to go to tube-type options)

The first and only High-Field Performance Open MRI on the seacoast is now offered at…American Medical Imaging

Faster and more Efficient Results for Healthcare Providers

With our Open MRI’s larger opening and extensive lateral table movement, it is possible to comfortably position the patient into the MRI magnet’s isocenter to better target the area being scanned. This gives the physician optimal image quality on all anatomies. And both patient and physician enjoy a greater likelihood of a highly diagnostic scan being completed the first time without incident. American Medical Imaging’s highly trained and dedicated staff deliver images and accompanying reports faster than traditional hospital-based radiology departments. We also provide the physician with a secure Physician Portal for instant access to patient scan images.

The spacious opening of our Open MRI system also allows our Medical Imaging Technologists better access to patients, giving them one more level of comfort they won’t experience anywhere else.

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