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Wide-opening MRI scanners at UPMC Imaging Services offer more space, allowing you to breathe easier.
Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, is a non-invasive test that uses magnetic waves to take two- and three-dimensional pictures of the inside of the body.
Because an MRI can take fast and accurate pictures of the body from all angles, doctors can look at body parts, organs, and tissues from head to toe, allowing for more accurate diagnoses.
If you are claustrophobic or unable to lie on a flat table, UPMC Imaging Services has wide-opening MRI machines available. They allow you to have the same tests done without being put in a narrow cylinder.
We also offer a reduced length scanner so that your head can remain outside during some procedures.
Wide-opening MRI scanners offer more space and comfort than traditional MRI scanners.
Wide-opening MRI scanners:
Clear, accurate images
More precise diagnoses
MRI scans require you to remain very still, to avoid blurriness in the images. The table you are positioned on will slide into a cylinder that contains an extra-wide opening.
Depending on your condition, you may have monitors to track your pulse, heart rate, and breathing.
If a contrast dye is used:
A board-certified radiologist interprets your high-quality digital MRI scans. Then they are delivered to your doctor, via our state-of-the-art computer system.
If your images are ever needed, they can be accessed by any UPMC hospital or facility at any time of the day or night.
Ask your doctor about having your wide-opening MRI at a UPMC Imaging Services location, or call 1-800-533-UPMC (8762), option 1, to make an appointment. Same-day, evening, and weekend appointments are available.
UPMC Imaging Services offers wide-opening MRI technology at various locations, including: