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Fort Lauderdale Open MRI

If you need MRI imaging, Fort Lauderdale Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine offers patients an Open MRI, a modern, less-enclosed alternative without the claustrophobia of a Closed MRI.

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Open MRI Overview

Open MRIs offer a wide range of diagnostic opportunities for medical imaging diagnostics. While open MRIs may not be suitable for every type of condition, the list of benefits are extensive. Open MRI exists as an imaging option due to evolving technology, being both quieter than closed MRIs, and allowing patients to forgo the enclosed space of the traditional closed-option.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between an open MRI and a closed MRI? See More Details

Open MRIs are just what their name implies – they are open and you aren’t in an enclosed space. Both MRI types use magnets to take images of the inside of your body, but an open MRI can help reduce the risk of panic and anxiety and can be suitable for those who are claustrophobic.

Are there any side effects to having an MRI? See More Details

While you will want to talk with your doctor about your medical history, chances or pregnancy, or reveal any medical devices such as pacemakers you may have, there are no known side effects of MRI, and the procedure is painless.

Will I be exposed to radiation during my MRI? See More Details

No. An MRI uses magnets to take images of the inside of your body. With an MRI, there is zero radiation exposure.

How long does an MRI take? See More Details

This is very dependent on the reason for your imaging. However, unlike an X-ray that may take just a minute or two, an MRI takes longer. You should expect no less than 30 minutes, and in some cases, plan for an hour. You may discuss how long your imaging could take with your provider.

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