What is an MRI?

MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. An MRI scan uses magnetism and radio waves to create a picture of the inside of the body. MRI scans are completely safe and do not have any side effects. Community Medical Imaging is guaranteeing quality patient care from our experienced team of technicians and expert radiologists.

Open versus Closed MRI

While a Closed MRI scanner envelopes patients in a small, dark tunnel of magnets, Open MRI machines are much more patient friendly. They are open to the air on all sides, with magnets placed only above and below. Also, Open MRI machines are much quieter. Certain larger patients or those who experience claustrophobia always prefer an Open MRI scan.

MRI in comparison to CT & X-Ray Scan

MRI scans are able to produce images of organs and bodily tissue in great detail without the need for harmful radiation. They are used to evaluate conditions such as musculoskeletal disorders, traumatic injuries, blood flow, tumors, eye abnormalities, heart malformations, and other medical conditions/injuries. X-rays and CAT scans are typically used to examine the skeletal system since only denser parts of the body show clearly and bodily tissues do not appear in detail.

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