If you’ve asking, “Does Capitol Imaging Services has an Open MRI near me?” With multiple locations across the gulf south, chances are we do!
Capitol Imaging Services received the following note from a woman who came to our affiliate, Diagnostic Imaging Services, for her Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) exam: I went for my first MRI today and the technician in Metairie was wonderful. She helped me tremendously. I’m claustrophobic, but she talked me through it and made me feel comfortable. I couldn’t have done … Read More
For some of the population, confined spaces such as a crowded elevator or entering a small closet can create anxious, nervous or even terrified feelings. Recently, a woman chose a Capitol Imaging Services affiliate for her MRI exam. After her visit was completed, she reached back out to us with the following: “I am beyond claustrophobic” “I am writing in … Read More
Closed magnets have a large horizontal tube or “bore” and are open at both ends. Since the patient is completely encircled inside the magnet, these magnets are not patient-friendly for claustrophobic or large patients. Some imaging centers refer to their short-bore magnets as “open” so be sure to ask if they have a true open magnet. Look for yourself — does this look … Read More
FREEZE! Hold still during your Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) exam. Did you know that even the slightest movement during your exam can compromise your MRI picture? Motion can affect nearly every modality of radiology, but none so much as MRI. This is because the machine is taking images of your body in such detail, that when a patient moves even … Read More
Diagnostic Imaging Services is pleased to announce that among images submitted by our high field open Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technologist, the image (right) for a MRI of the brain and pituitary gland was given second place! This national contest, sponsored by Hitachi, recognizes excellence in MRI imaging from across the country. DIS installed our Hitachi Oasis 1.2T high field open … Read More
A person contacted Diagnostic Imaging Services, stating, “my doctor wants me to have a closed MRI, but I am too anxious. How does the quality/imagery compare from a closed to your 1.2T Open MRI? I am hoping to convince him to that option.” Here was our reply: “Hello (name) — we received your inquiry and want to thank you for … Read More
Claustrophobia is a disorder characterized by the marked, persistent and excessive fear of enclosed spaces. In such affected individuals, exposure to an enclosed space such as that found with certain MRI systems, almost invariably provokes an immediate anxiety response that in it’s most extreme form is indistinguishable from the panic attack described above. Open MRIs were initially designed for claustrophobic … Read More