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Open MRI

The High-Field Open MRI is a medical imaging exam that delivers the same benefits as traditional MRI technology, paired with a more spacious imaging area for patient comfort.

High-Field Open MRI in Long Island & Queens

What is the High-Field Open MRI?

The High-field Open MRI is a specific type of MRI scanner. It offers a more comfortable, open version of the traditional MRI scan. It may be a good alternative for patients who feel nervous about the exam because they have claustrophobia, are overweight, or have broad shoulders. The test itself produces the same high-quality images as a traditional MRI scanner, but offers more space and airflow to make patients feel more comfortable.

Why is a High-Field Open MRI used?

High-field Open MRI scans are used for the same purpose as traditional MRI scans, helping doctors to diagnose a wide range of health concerns that may affect your:

  • Spinal cord
  • Brain
  • Heart
  • Blood vessels
  • Bones
  • Joints
  • Breasts
  • Kidneys
  • Spleen
  • Uterus
  • Ovaries
  • Prostate
  • Liver
  • Pancreas
  • Bile ducts

Your doctor may recommend a High-field Open MRI or a traditional MRI if you display signs of a condition that affects any of the above mentioned areas of the body.

What does a High-Field Open MRI scan involve?

The High-field Open MRI is available at Neighborhood Radiology Services in New York and can be performed in one office visit. The process is similar to a traditional MRI/MRA scan and may involve adjusting your diet beforehand, depending on the area being scanned. Your doctor will provide detailed instructions for how to prepare for your exam.

For your scan, you will be positioned comfortably on an exam bed, which will move into the MRI scanning area. You will be asked to remain as still as possible to ensure the best possible imaging results. During your High-field Open MRI, you will be provided with headphones or earplugs to lessen the noise from the machine. The imaging test typically takes 30 to 60 minutes to complete, and is entirely painless. Our technologists and friendly staff will be there to ensure that you are completely comfortable. After the scan is complete, one of our experienced radiologists will review your results with you and answer any questions you have.

What are the benefits of undergoing a High-Field Open MRI at Neighborhood Radiology Services?

The advantages of undergoing a High-field Open MRI at one of our convenient New York locations include:

  • Performed using the latest and highest quality equipment certified by the American College of Radiology (ACR)
  • Non-invasive and painless procedure
  • Performed in one office visit
  • Provides the same detailed information as a traditional MRI scan
  • Can help diagnose a wide range of health conditions
  • More comfortable and spacious than a traditional MRI
  • Results are interpreted by our board-certified radiologists

If you believe you may benefit from a High-field Open MRI scan, contact our board-certified radiologists at Neighborhood Radiology Services, with locations throughout the New York Metropolitan Area. Fill out the form on this page to request an appointment or call 800-220-2220 to learn more about our services.

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