The Benefits Of Open MRI

Many modalities in the medical imaging equipment market offer a one size fits all service, with a couple of adjustable functions to accommodate the patient size. However, there is a range of patients that do not fit the mold of what the medical imaging equipment can offer in terms of accommodation. If you strive to provide your patients comfort, clean results, and an overall satisfactory visit, we recommend reviewing what an open MRI machine can offer your facility! Traditional MRI equipment does not accommodate all types of patients, this limits the amount of patients your facility can attend. An open MRI machine has many benefits, today, we will explore more about this matter.

Patient Comfort

An Open Bore MRI can accommodate patients who struggle to or cannot lay flat, it increases patient comfort by reducing claustrophobia and anxiety. This type of modality can also accommodate bariatric patients. Claustrophobia is the extreme fear of confined spaces, and it can be debilitating to patients who suffer from this. Traditional MRI machines are closed, therefore, patients who suffer from this will most likely avoid this type of screening exam. The screening process takes about 30-45 minutes and can be uncomfortable for many people, so an Open MRI Machine can easily reduce this stress. A high-field MRI unit can benefit your facility, as it is open on both sides.

Another benefit of Open Bore MRI is the fact that it can accommodate patients who cannot lay flat. For example, patients suffering from a spinal injury and those suffering from great pain are not able to lie down for this type of exam. The Open Upright MRI can benefit those patients by allowing them to sit or stand during the screening.

Bariatric Patients

Obesity is a serious disease that many people suffer from, and it has increased in exponential amounts over the last couple of decades. By 2030, it is estimated that 50% of residents will be obese, with the rate currently sitting at 34%. This disease also affects the medical imaging field, given that larger patients do not always fit into traditional MRI equipment and other modalities. This means investing in Open Bore MRI can be beneficial to your facility. This type of medical imaging equipment has a higher load function, accommodating patients weighing 350- 800 pounds. This equipment also has a larger scan field of view and gantry aperture.

Accommodating all types of patients can greatly benefit your facility. Considering this investment will guarantee caring for a market that is sometimes overlooked. If you’re looking for a more affordable option, make sure to contact us! Here at Medilab Global, we are happy to provide hospitals and facilities with MRI equipment. We have refurbished MRI machines for sale, used MRI machines for sale, and used CT Scanners. We specialize in selling used medical imaging equipment that helps diagnose patients daily! Our facility offers a wide range of used radiology equipment that can benefit your facility or hospital in many ways!


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