Open MRI vs Closed MRI: What is the Difference and Which One is Best Suited for You?

Open MRI vs Closed MRI: What is the Difference and Which One is Best Suited for You?

by Shearly (SU)
So you’re having a medical problem and your doctor has ordered an MRI. Your immediate reaction is one of reluctance and anxiety. MRI’s are often necessary, but they are not fun. So what are your options? The good news is that having an MRI today doesn’t have to be that bad. In addition to traditional closed machines, there are now larger “wide bore” machines and even open MRI’s. Depending on your unique situation, there may be alternatives.