Open MRI/MRA – Homestead FL
What is an MRI
An MRI, or Magnetic Resonance Imaging, is a powerful medical technology. It utilizes strong magnetic fields and radio waves to create detailed images of internal body structures, aiding in diagnosis and treatment planning. It’s non-invasive and doesn’t involve radiation. MRIs are crucial for exploring the mysteries of human anatomy, enabling precise insights into health conditions.
How does it work?
An open MRI employs magnetic fields and radio waves to generate detailed images of internal body structures. Unlike traditional closed MRI machines, it features a spacious design, reducing claustrophobia risk. A patient lies on a table that slides into the open scanner. The machine captures signals emitted by body tissues, creating cross-sectional images. This non-invasive technique aids diagnosis by visualizing organs, bones, and soft tissues.
Physicians usually order an MRI when they need to look at the form or function of the soft tissues and non-bony structures of the body. MRI are used to capture detailed images of the organs within the chest and abdomen, including the heart, digestive system, pelvic organs, blood vessels and lymph nodes.
Doctors commonly use an MRI to help diagnose or monitor conditions such as:
- Joint injuries
- Sprains (stretch or tear in ligament)
- Muscle strain (injury to muscle or tendon)
- Herniated disc
- Traumatic brain injuries or stroke
Advantages of Open MRI
- Pleasant to claustrophobic patients
- High body mass index