7 reasons why a truly open upright MRI is better than magnetic resonance imaging in the tube
# 1 You can watch TV!
During the examination in our truly open MRI you can preoccupy yourself with a DVD on the screen. The MRI images of your painful zone are taken whilst you sit or stand, and you have an unobstructed view of a large screen, which shows your desired program. In contrast to other MRI systems, the truly open MRI is very quiet.
# 2 It is much quieter!
In contrast to the tube MRI with its loud knocking and hammering, the truly open MRI works much more quietly. Wearing headphones is usually not necessary. In the truly open MRI you have an unrestricted view.
# 3 You do not need to be afraid anymore!
Heart palpitations, panic before an MRI examination? The truly open MRI comes without the confining MRI tube because the nuclear magnetic fields are arranged differently. You can enter the MRI and have the examination done whilst sitting or standing. Additionally calming: A companion of your choice can stay with you in the same room. People with “claustrophobia” accept the truly open MRI.
# 4 Get a clear a diagnosis of unexplained pain quickly!
Has no doctor, X-ray or MRI image been able to find a cause for your back pain for several months now? Do you suffer especially when sitting or bending forwards? In the truly open MRI, the precise location of your pain can be examined using magnetic resonance imaging. This is how the spinal specialists can quickly find the cause of your pain: under the normal weight-bearing load of sitting or standing, a much higher weight load acts on vertebrae, intervertebral discs and nerves which can cause completely different pain than lying down. Therefore, the images made in the MRI are much more revealing in back pain.
# 5 You can take a companion into the totally open MRI!
Want to bring a companion to the MRI examination? With the truly open MRI system, this is possible without any problems. The person you trust can accompany you into the MRI suite room. In contrast to X-rays or CT scans, magnetic resonance imaging does not use X-rays, which makes it harmless for your companion. This is a great way to prevent anxiety, especially when examining children.
# 6 Examinations can be performed in every position!
Whether standing or sitting, lying down or in functional positions, comprehensive examinations in various body positions are possible. This is a great advantage, in contrast to conventional MRI when lying down, especially in the case of painful lumbago or painful joints, e.g. the knee or ankle joint. The extent of the change, e.g. in the case of a herniated disc, is thus recorded realistically.
# 7 The truly open MRI is also suitable for patients with metal implants!
Patients who have had back surgery, in which metal implants are often inserted to stabilise the bone, joint or spine, could only be examined to a limited extent until now. This is different in a truly open Upright MRI and consequential damage or new instabilities of the spine can be detected.