MRIs Are No Longer Scary

A magnetic resonance imaging “MRI” scan is both a common and semi-terrifying procedure for patients the world over. The standard MRI procedure involves the not-so-pleasant process of laying on a slab, being enclosed in a tight-fitting machine, and being ordered not to move for anywhere from 15 to 90 minutes. This combination of horrifying elements tends to make for a less-than-fun experience. 

But there is hope.

Opening Up the Technology

“Open” or “upright” MRI scans provide a very different environment. An “open” MRI, as the name implies, uses updated technology so patient scans can happen in various positions and postures. Open MRI services such as upright mri in East Brunswick help patients feel more human during their scans by removing the primary source of discomfort: an enclosed machine.

A Quality Scan Without Fear

Many of the major complaints from “traditional” or “closed” MRIs include feelings of:

·    Claustrophobia

·    Anxiety 

·    Discomfort

However, open MRIs remove the aspects of the experience that contribute most to these negative feelings. Open MRIs do so by opening up the technology-physically-so the patient experience is more like having a seat in a waiting room than being rolled up like a carpet and stuck in a giant robot!

upright mri in East Brunswick

Open MRIs are quieter, more advanced, more flexible, and are even more child-friendly and accessible as a result. 

Tech-Forward

Upright MRI machines come in a variety of designs. Some resemble a chair with machinery attached; others seem more like leaning against a wall; others allow the patient to stand fully upright. The technology is such that the imaging produces fewer visual artifacts, making the tech’s job easier and the physician’s analysis that much more effective. That means more info for your diagnosis, which is better for everyone.

Cost-Effective

Open MRI machines cost less, both initially and on an ongoing basis. This may seem to be more relevant to the business than to the patient. Still, cost savings often benefit the patient in various ways, often including reduced bills!

What a world we live in. Standing MRIs, virtual colonoscopies…what’s next?