MRI scanners (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) use a strong magnetic field, radio waves and a computer to create detailed images of organs and other features inside your body.
Since MRI scans produce better tissue images than x-rays they are commonly used for imaging the brain and spinal cord. MRI machines are also used for taking images of the thorax and vascular system (blood vessels), and of the musculoskeletal system (including the knee and ankle).
Premier Diagnostic Imaging includes both open and traditional (closed) MRI services.
Our open MRI machine features an opening of nearly 2.3 feet in diameter and almost one foot of free space between a patient’s head and the magnet.
The bore (the opening) is approximately four feet long and is open at both ends. This allows more than 60 percent of exams to be completed with the patient’s head outside the bore. The large opening helps ease claustrophobia while capturing high-field, quality diagnostic images. This MRI scanner accommodates patients of all sizes, including children and overweight or obese patients.