How to Deal with Claustrophobia in an MRI 

Knowledge is a powerful tool for patients who experience anxiety and claustrophobia during an MRI test. The reason doctors order MRI tests is because they need images inside of the body to analyze and treat conditions appropriately. These images are essential to an individual’s health. What is Claustrophobia? Claustrophobia comes from the Latin word claustrum, meaning “a closed-in place.” During the …

MRIs for Cancer Detection

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MRI 101 An MRI, also known as magnetic resonance imaging, is a procedure that can help doctors detect cancer in the body and any signs that it may have to spread to other areas. MRIs also help doctors plan for cancer treatment if something is detected. The MRI procedure is a safe, painless procedure that uses extremely strong magnetic fields …

What is the Difference Between an Open MRI and a Closed MRI?

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At Alliance MRI, we perform several different types of scans and examinations using both open and closed MRI scanners. But what is the difference between the two machines, and which one is right for you? Here are some of the key differences between an open MRI and a closed MRI: A closed MRI is both more powerful and, as a …