NZer1 wrote:Imagine what this will mean for us all.
Welcome to Open Stand Up MRI!
All of the highest resolution MRI scanners are tunnels and tend to accentuate the claustrophobic reaction. While patients may find the open MRI scanners easier to tolerate, some machines use a lower field magnet and generates lower image quality or have longer scan time. The better performance of an advanced open MRI scanner allows good image quality caused by the higher signal to noise ratio with maximum patient comfort.
While the imaging strength of the Open-Upright MRI is not quite as strong as the traditional tunnel type MRI, it is twice as strong as most open MRI's in use today. When it comes to image quality and the ability to scan a patient in a position their symptoms are in their most severe state, it's hard to pass off the unique abilities of the Open Upright MRI.
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