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Wisconsin’s Only Open Upright MRI

The ideal scanner for claustrophobic patients

Open Upright MRI

Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI) offers Wisconsin’s only Open Upright MRI at our convenient outpatient imaging center in Wauwatosa, serving patients across the Greater Milwaukee area.

The Open Upright MRI scanner’s unique architecture makes it unlike any other MRI scanner. It is completely open in the front, which makes it the ideal MRI scanner for patients who have difficulty with traditional or open-sided MRI scanners. An Open Upright MRI is perfect for the following patients:

  • Claustrophobic patients
  • Patients with pain that prevents them from lying down
  • Patients whose size prevents them from being evaluated in traditional MRI scanners

The Open MRI's design helps relieve anxiety associated with claustrophobia. For most exams, the patient can even watch TV during the MRI. The scanner accommodates most patients up to 500 pounds. To schedule an exam, call 414-774-7226.


Positional imaging capabilities

Patient view in an Open Upright MRI scanner

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 your 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.

Watch our Open Upright MRI patient testimonial video:

Hear how our Open Upright MRI helped one of our claustrophobic patients find a more comfortable MRI exam.

Watch our Open Upright MRI commercial:

This commercial features the Open Upright MRI design so you can see for yourself how it will look when you are getting a scan. 

Learn what to expect with your Open Upright MRI exam