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4 Benefits of PDC’s Open MRI

Updated: Jul 13, 2020

An MRI - Magnetic Resonance Imaging is a painless, non-invasive, diagnostic test that creates images within the human body, such as tissues, bones, and organs - without radiation. Doctors are able to view clear, detailed images, which help diagnose various health conditions and injuries, as well as evaluate the benefits of existing treatments. MRIs often provide additional information, not available with an x-ray or CT scan.

Unfortunately, some patients decide to wait and put their MRI on hold, due to fear of the unknown:

  • How long will I have to remain inside an enclosed, cramped tunnel?

  • What will I be able to see once inside?

  • Will my child or elderly parent be scared if he/she is unable to see me?

  • Is it uncomfortable, especially if I am overweight?

  • Will I need medication to prevent an anxiety attack?

Happily, many of these fears can be eliminated with PDC’s Open MRI. Benefits include:

  1. Minimize or eliminate feelings of claustrophobia or anxiety. Open sides allow patients to see their surroundings and the technician or doctor, as well as a family member or friend. You can speak to each other and even hold hands for comfort. This is the perfect solution for children and adults of all ages.

  2. Less Medication! Patients unfamiliar with our Open MRI may have turned to prescription medication for comfort, in order to get through the closed MRI process. An Open MRI reduces the need for medication, therefore eliminating side effects associated with being medicated.

  3. Saves Time! Some patients in a closed MRI tunnel, have to stop due to lack of comfort and repositioning. An Open MRI is comfortable and if necessary, a patient can be quickly repositioned.

  4. Optimal Positioning! The open design allows a patient’s body part to be positioned near the center of the magnet for high quality images, whereas a closed MRI tunnel may not.

At Pennsauken Diagnostic Center, your health, safety, and comfort are important to us. No need to put off the MRI and possibly jeopardize your health. Just call 856.662.7581 and schedule an appointment today. You have a choice… Choose Pennsauken Diagnostic Center!

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