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Experience Open MRI at CDI

Claustrophobic or simply concerned? We’ll help you through it.

Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI) in Northern Minnesota provides high-quality MRI diagnostic services and patient-centered care in a comfortable, outpatient setting. CDI is the only imaging provider in Minnesota that offers the most advanced options in Open MRI giving patients a calmer, more relaxed MRI experience.

An Open MRI scanner is a great option for patients who are claustrophobic or whose size prevents them from being evaluated in a traditional MRI scanner.

You can learn more about our Open MRI options by expanding the sections below. Working with you and your provider, we'll help determine which of our MRI scanners is the best for your unique needs.


Our High-field 1.2T Open MRI scanner in Duluth is a great option for patients who are claustrophobic. This scanner is a truly open MRI experience with 270 degree unobstructed views and a spacious, comfortable design. 

  • The highest-quality open MRI available with twice the strength of the Open Upright MRI 
  • 660 lb. table weight accommodates larger patients

Our Open MRI scanner in Deer River has no enclosure around your body creating a truly open experience. It is a great option for patients who are claustrophobic or whose size prevents them from being evaluated in a traditional MRI scanner.

  • Eases feelings of claustrophobia
  • Accommodates larger patients
  • You can bring a friend or family member to sit with you during the exam (as long as they are MRI safe)
  • CDI's Open MRI scanner can be twice as fast as a traditional low-field scanner with higher quality pictures

Request CDI for your next MRI. To schedule an appointment or for additional information, contact one of our centers