The Ideal MRI for Claustrophobic Patients and/or Large Patients
Partners Imaging Centers offers an MRI that is designed for large and/or claustrophobic patients to make it more comfortable for them to make it through a scan. Diagnostics are important and many patients cannot get through an MRI using a cylindrical magnet.
A delay or an absence of diagnostics can lead to medical complications and increased medical costs. This can be avoided by telling your physician that you want your MRI scan performed at Partner Imaging Centers and by requesting our Open MRI. There is no additional charge for the MRI.
The problem with competing stand-up or upright MRI scanners is that the strength of the magnet is typically close to 0.5T or less (low or mid-field) so they are not able to provide high resolution images of all body parts. This is not the case with the Partners high-field open 1.0T MRI.
A sweeping, nearly 360-degree open viewing angle allows patients to always see outside the magnet. They can maintain reassuring visual and in some cases, even physical contact, with staff, parent, or relative.
The 160-centimeter wide aperture provides a relaxing, non-claustrophobic experience for all ages and sizes of patients. You will be able to wear a headset and there is a two way communication system so that you can speak with the technician at any time.
Patients that are over 300 pounds will often not fit in cylindrical MRI scanners even if they are not claustrophobic. This MRI solves this issue.
When you need an MRI, bring your doctors script to Partners Imaging and request our Open MRI. We will accept your script even if it is written out to a hospital or other imaging facility.
You have the right to choose where you want to be scanned.