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Open Vs. Closed Vs. Wide Bore

When choosing a location for an MRI find out what type of machine they have.  Is it Open, Closed, or wide bore? 

 

Why find out the type of machine? Well it could be the difference in finding out what’s wrong with you.  The standard MRI machine is a closed bore unit, and looking at it, it looks like a tunnel that doesn’t end. Many times people arrive to have their procedure done and find out they are more claustrophobic than they thought.  Because of this you might tend to move around more which might not give the radiologist an accurate picture. 

 

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2014-09-12T15:42:29+00:00September 12th, 2014|0 Comments