Edward Hospital offers a completely open-bore MRI for patients in the western suburbs. This MRI system offers a more comfortable exam experience for patients while allowing medical staff to conduct high-quality MR imaging. The open-bore offers comfort for patients with claustrophobia, as the system has one of the largest and widest open bores available. Our MRI can accommodate patients small and large and has a table that can support up to 660 pounds. Providing plenty of shoulder and breathing room, there is more space around the patient's head, limiting the time they are fully enclosed.
This new technology offers a dramatic reduction in noise for an improved patient experience. And patients are even invited to bring along their own music to listen to during an exam.
VIDEO: TOUR THE OPEN MRI AT EDWARD.
Features and benefits of the open-bore MRI:
270º viewing angle for the best scanning experience
Fast scans to minimize patient’s study time
Noise reduction without compromising scanning capability
Patients are able to bring and listen to their own music during an exam
Wide patient table for comfortable, easy positioning for best image quality
Lower table allows for easy access by pediatric, geriatric, and wheelchair-bound patients
Table accommodates patients up to 660 pounds
What is an MRI? MRI units are large, non-invasive devices that use radio waves and a strong magnetic field to provide clear, detailed images of internal organs and tissues.
What is MRI used for? MRI generates very clear images of soft-tissue structures near and around bones that other imaging techniques, such as X-ray, cannot produce. This clarity makes it the most sensitive exam for spinal and joint problems. MRI is also used to diagnose and evaluate internal organs for various diseases and disorders.
Scheduled for an MRI?
Please print and fill out our MRI Screening Checklist now and bring it along to your appointment to save time the day of your MRI. See below for more tips:
Do not wear dentures, jewelry, or anything with metal.
Feel free to bring a music CD from home to listen to during your exam.
Appointments are available Monday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and can be made by calling 630-527-3200.