Radiology & MRI
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What are Open MRI Systems
Open Magnetic Resonance Imaging systems are the ultimate in patient comfort while providing the versatility needed to meet a demanding range of clinical requirements. They’re a great companion system for a conventional high field MRI or as an Imaging Center’s primary MRI.
As opposed to a conventional MRI scanner, an open MRI scanner does not place the patient in a tube or tunnel. Rather, the patient is placed in a much less confining imaging space. A receiver coil is placed around the body part that is to be scanned and then that portion of the body is centered in the machine.
An open MRI unit greatly increases patient security, reducing the feelings of claustrophobia and restraint associated with some “closed” MRI units while still delivering the consistently high-quality images needed for comprehensive diagnosis. An open MRI scanner can accommodate patients who suffer from claustrophobia, pediatric patients who need parental support and patients who would not otherwise fit into a conventional MRI scanner.
Types of scans that are appropriate for an open MRI system include:
- Knee, wrist and shoulder and small joints
- Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spine
- Hips and pelvis
- Abdomen and chest
- Internal auditory canals – IACs
- Patients with some metal implants in spine or knee
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Fluoroscopy is an imaging technique commonly used by physicians to obtain real-time images of the internal structures of a patient through the use of a fluoroscope. In its simplest form, a fluoroscope consists of an x-ray source and fluorescent screen between which a patient is placed. However, modern fluoroscopes couple the screen to an x-ray image intensifier and CCD video camera allowing the images to be played and recorded on a monitor.