At our new state of the art orthopedic center in Stockbridge, we are now able to perform patient MRI scans in-house using wide bore MRI technology. For years, conventional open MRIs were the only options for a large number of patients. With the classic open MR technology, the sides were open, and you could see out all the way around. These systems, however, did not produce the same high-quality images that physicians were used to.
The main reason these new wide bore machines have become so widely popular is that they have allowed those patients who cannot fit into conventional MRI machines — for example, larger patients or patients with wide shoulders — the option to have MRI tests done. Additionally, patients who are claustrophobic find that wide bore machines are much more comfortable.
The Advanced U-Arm Imaging System delivers image quality with excellent bone and soft-tissue visualization from a single study exposure, giving our physicians the clarity to reach diagnoses sooner. The system swivels into place, producing high-resolution images while a patient is standing, sitting or lying down—which can help capture the imaging needed for confident diagnoses during a single office visit.