Have you ever seen the difference between an open MRI scanner and a closed MRI scanner? There’s virtually no comparison, as you can see in the video below, which demonstrates the difference in the amount of space available.
Our open MRI Scanner is 132cm wide, double the width of a traditional scanner and as it has no walls, it is completely open for the patient to see everything around them at all times. It also produces a lot less noise than a traditional MRI scanner and provides a more relaxing experience.
A standard tube is just 66cm wide. You can see in this video how an average sized person almost entirely fills the tube. For anyone suffering from claustrophobia, this would be a frightening experience and for anyone of a larger build, it would simply be impossible.
If you are claustrophobic, of a larger build, or would simply find an open MRI scan a more relaxing experience, please contact us to find out more information.