A Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) uses powerful magnets to generate radio waves that can be translated into images of the human body. Every hydrogen atom in the body has a proton at its center. Protons are highly sensitive to magnetic fields. Lying under the magnets of an MRI machine causes all the protons in a patient’s body to align together, like the pull of a compass. Radio waves are used to bounce the protons in and out of alignment. The MRI machine uses the radio waves sent back from the protons to make an image of the body. In different parts of the body, protons align at different speeds. This process allows the MRI Machine to create a detailed image that differentiates between different types of tissue.
The images captured from an open MRI scan will provide a behind-the-scenes look at what is going on inside a patient’s body. The data captured is used by doctors to diagnose a variety of complex symptoms.
The award-winning Airis II Open MRI scanner, manufactured by Hitachi, is the scanner that used at Total Image MRI. This state-of-the-art open MRI imaging machine satisfies two needs. It provides high-quality images to doctors and a comforting experience to patients. The open design of the Airis II is specifically designed to put patients first. It is ideal for accommodating children, those with claustrophobia, and senior citizens.
Patients can relax in the unique comfortable MRI bed of the Airis II and enjoy a pleasant MRI experience.