What kind of patients benefit from Open Upright MRI?
The Open Upright MRI at CDI - Renton is the MRI solution for people who have difficulty undergoing traditional MRI exams. The first of it's kind in Washington, the scanner is different; it’s completely open in the front, which helps eliminate feelings of anxiety. For many exams, you can even watch TV during the scan.
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Open Upright MRI may be an option for you if you:
- Are claustrophobic and can't be imaged in a traditional MRI scanner. The open design of the Open Upright scanner maximizes patient comfort; you can also watch TV during most exams.
- Are claustrophobic and prefer not to be sedated during an MRI. The open design of the scanner will minimize any anxiety.
- Have a health condition or body type that prevents you from receiving your MRI lying down in a high-field short scanner (500 lbs. weight capacity).
Need positional or weight-bearing images to evaluate your spine or joints for an accurate diagnosis. With Open Upright MRI, you can be evaluated sitting, standing, lying down or bending to better visualize different areas of the anatomy.