: Facilities : Wide Open MRI
What is Magnetic Resonance Imaging?
Magnetic Resonance Imaging or MRI in short - is a diagnostic tool
that allows your physician to seepictures of the inside of your
body without surgery and without using radiation.
How does open MRI work?
RI uses two forces found everywhere in the world - magnetism and
radio frequency waves. When you lie down under the magnet, the hydrogen
atoms in your body naturally align themselves in a position to receive
radio signals from the MRI. As the MRI sends these signals, your
body responds with signals of its own. These transmitted body signals
are processed by a computer and turned into images.In certain cases,
your doctor may order a contrast agent used to enhance the images
they obtain. This agent is a liquid injection and generally will
not cause any discomfort. This procedure can improve the visibility
of the organs or structures and it will also help differentiate
between post surgical changes.
REMEMBER - MRI is a safe and painless
What is the difference between traditional MRI and open MRI?
A traditional MRI, although painless, can cause
some patients to feel anxious or "claustrophobic".The
patient lies down on a stretcher and is moved into a narrow
tube. The magnet then makes a loud banging noise. Many
people, due to their size and anxiety, cannot complete the exam.In
an open MRI, there is no tube. A patient who is having an open MRI
can see all around himself throughout the exam. There is also
a minimal amount of noise from the magnet. Most patients find this
environment more relaxing and are able to complete the exam
without any problem.
The New Open MRI at P H Medical Centre has the following features
- No Claustrophobia
- No tunnel effect
open to ease patients anxiety
- Comfort and warmth
- Joint motion study
- Patients friendly allows companion inside
- High quality imaging
- Special coils for all regions
- Latest design