Missouri's Only Open Upright MRI
The ideal scanner for claustrophobic patients
The Open Upright MRI’s unique architecture makes it unlike any other MRI scanner. It is completely open in the front. This makes it the ideal MRI scanner for patients who have difficulty with traditional or open-sided MRI scanners, such as patients:
- Who are claustrophobic
- Who cannot lie down due to pain
- Whose size prevents them from being evaluated in traditional MRI scanners
The open design helps relieve anxiety associated with claustrophobia. For most exams, the patient can even watch TV during the exam. The scanner accommodates most patients up to 500 pounds. To schedule an MRI exam, call our center.
Positional imaging capabilities
Open Upright MRI scanners also offer the ability to capture images of your body in various positions, to better diagnose your pain or discomfort. Depending on the source of our pain, you may be scanned sitting, standing, bending or twisting. These images provide your doctor with valuable information on the source of your pain, allowing for a more accurate diagnosis and better care planning.