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Open MRI

MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging, which is a non-invasive process used by doctors to scan internal organs and tissues of the human body and capture high-quality images for diagnostic purposes.

Open MRI vs Other Scans

You might be more familiar with more traditional approaches to imaging technology, such as X-Rays and CT scans. While these are still widely used and relevant in the medical field, the images obtained via MRI imaging can offer a better contrast than other forms of scans, allowing the treating physician to better differentiate normal from abnormal tissue. It is also worth noting that both CT scans and X-Rays involve the use of ionizing radiation that can potentially be harmful, while MRI scans do not harm the body in any way. This makes them ideal procedures, not just in terms of convenience, but also when it comes to your own well-being.

In order to obtain the images, it is necessary for the patient to lie down flat while being surrounded by the magnets used in the process.

closed mri vs open mri


This is an open process, which is a good thing for those who suffer from claustrophobia and other similar conditions who might have trouble with other imaging methods that require the patient to stay in close quarters for semi-extended periods of time. Our priority at SoCal Imaging and Open MRI is to make sure that our patients are always comfortable when approaching any procedures.

MRI of the Upper and Lower Joints

Deleted: Can help doctors discover the cause of any elbow, knee, or other joint pain; swelling, bleeding, or weakness of surrounding tissues; degenerative joint disorders like rheumatoid arthritis; pain caused by fibromyalgia, lupus, tendinitis, gout, or Lyme disease; bone cancer, joint dislocations, ankylosing spondylitis, bursitis

  • Knee Pain: ACL Injury, Torn Meniscus, Knee Bursitis, Patellar tendinitis, kneecap pain or dislocation, osteoarthritis, build-up of knee joint fluid, inability to support weight on knee joint or a decrease in motion.

MRI for Sports-Related Injuries

Ankle injuries, bone fractures too fine for x-rays or CT scans, concussions, dislocated shoulders, groin pull, hamstring injuries, muscle strain, rotator cuff tear, running injuries, sprains, tailbone injuries, tennis elbow, torn ligaments or tendons, workout injuries.

MRI of Cancer and Tumors

All forms of cancer and tumors, especially those involving any bones and joints, or the brain. Most commonly used for breast cancer, or brain tumors and abnormalities.

MRI of the Head

Used to diagnose headaches or migraines, check for blood flow or vessel blockages, diagnose a stroke, check for tumors, examine optic or auditory nerves, and evaluate head injuries.

MRI of the Chest

Allows doctors to check for heart problems including heart disease, blocked blood vessels, and muscle damage from a heart attack; heart pain, injury, or tumors; and any problems with the lymph system.

Surgical Implants or Malfunctioning Devices

MRI’s can be used to examine tears or ruptures in surgically implanted objects, such as silicon gel inserts in breast implants. An MRI can also be used to examine malfunctioning medical devices like artificial knee, hip, or other joint replacements. At Encino MRI we will help your doctors discover the causes of any present symptoms and determine a positive treatment plan for known conditions.
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