Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a type of imaging exam that involves using radio frequencies and a large magnet to obtain highly detailed images of tissues and organs in the body.
An open MRI is exactly what it sounds like. They are open! Unlike a closed MRI which is fully enclosed, causing some patients to experience claustrophobia, an open MRI is open while continuing to utilize that large magnet to obtain images.
Pros of Open MRIs
Less enclosed than traditional MRIs
They are quieter
They are more advanced
They are more child friendly