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Benefits of Closed MRI Scanners

10.21.2019

Everyone is encouraging patients to “shop around” for their healthcare. But that can be confusing when you don’t know exactly what to look for with an MRI! Should I choose an Open or a Closed unit? Here are a few pro's to our closed unit.  

  • Closed MRI scanners typically scan patients faster than open MRI scanners.
  • Closed MRI scanners with high field strengths are capable of achieving greater resolution and thinner slices for viewing smaller parts of the anatomy.
  • Currently, advanced techniques to detect early stroke, subtle multiple sclerosis plaques and cartilage degeneration in the knee are available only on high field, closed scanners.