When you think about an MRI scan, the first thought is usually of someone lying in a coffin like state, claustrophobic for an extended period of time. These types of MRI scans can cause extreme anxiety for the patient. A standing MRI (also known as an upright MRI or open MRI) however, is completely different and very relaxing. Once you are ready to be scanned, you simply walk into the machine and either sit or recline to be scanned. While it is still noisy like the traditional MRI, it is less stressful. You will have the freedom to watch a tv program or listen to your favorite music while being scanned. Most patients prefer the standing MRI to a traditional exam because it is a much easier, stress free process.
If your doctor has ordered an MRI for any reason, consider Open Upright MRI. We are conveniently located within minutes of Birmingham Alabama. You will find our staff to be very helpful and the scan to be comfortable. To schedule a scan today, call us at 205-871-3335. Visit our Facebook page to see what some of our patients are saying.