Here at Clovis Open MRI, we specialize in Open MRI Imaging. But why? There are other types of MRI machines that can perform similar procedures, so why did we choose Open MRIs? We want to make sure our patients understand the benefits of coming to us, so here are 10 ways that Open MRIs are better than Closed MRIs.
1. It's the best option for a majority of patients.
When patients are in our care, we strive to make the patient experience a pleasant one, so it's a no-brainer for us to use the machines that most patients prefer and that offer the most benefits to the most amount of people.
2. They help with claustrophobia.
In closed machines, it's easy to feel trapped or closed in (just as the name suggests). Open MRIs combat this issue and make patients more comfortable for the procedure.
3. They accommodate people of all shapes and sizes.
Individuals that may not fit comfortably in a closed machine due to weight, body shape, mobility hindrances, etc., can utilize open machines much easier.
4. They promote equity.
All patients have fair access to these machines. Patients who may use wheelchairs or have a physical disability can feel further ostracized for not being able to used closed machines appropriately, but open machines make the transportation process much more smooth and comfortable for them.
5. They're better for antsy kids.
Kids can't sit still for more than 5 minutes when they aren't inside of a large scary machine, so how can they be expected to cooperate inside an enclosed tunnel? Open MRIs help children stay more calm and still as opposed to Closed MRIs.
6. They support patient support.
With an open structure, those who need support during the procedure are able to hold a loved one's hand, see their support system in the room, or lower their anxiety in whatever way they need.
7. They're more advanced.
As medical technology has evolved over time, Open MRIs have become more popular and more advanced than their closed counterparts. We are staying on top of the latest and greatest advancements in the medical world by using Open MRIs.
8. They result in fewer side effects.
Because of the anxiety that can go along with closed imaging procedures, some patients have to get medication to control their anxiety, claustrophobia, or restlessness. Since Open MRIs help immensely with this issue, the patient has fewer problems to deal with like medication and recovery rates.
9. They tend to be more cost effective.
Plain and simple: Open MRI procedures generally are less expensive than Closed MRI procedures. Saving our patients money increases their satisfaction and comfort, so of course we love that.
10. They produce better and faster results.
Open MRIs have a more extensive lateral table movement which means the doctor or healthcare provider can get a better focus and position on the target area. With this optimal image quality and setup, the patient and provider are more likely to get the correct result and diagnosis in a shorter amount of time than if a closed machine was used.
Due to these benefits of using Open MRI machines, we have chosen to specialize in Open MRI Imaging. These 10 ways show how Open MRIs are better for the patient, and at the end of the day, that is always our main priority. Contact us today and schedule an appointment for the best imaging experience.