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1. An open-bore MRI machine is bigger and roomier. When it comes to headroom, Shields’ 70 cm openings are wider from top to bottom than the classic 60 cm MRI bore. For a claustrophobic patient who needs a head scan, this means the machine is going... Continued

Two MRIs. One BIG difference.

You don't have to be a radiologist to see what's wrong in THIS picture. While the pictures above are a fun way of showing a price difference, its a very real scenario in Massachusetts. The fact is that the price of an MRI in Massachusetts can vary... Continued

Seeing is believing: Get the most quality and comfort from your MRI.

Most people will agree that the word “fun” doesn’t pop into their head when finding out they need to have an MRI scan. The majority of patients will be concerned with both their comfort during the scan and correctly diagnosing the injury. Some... Continued

MRI help for patients suffering from claustrophobia & anxiety of tight spaces.

Claustrophobia is a serious condition that may prevent patients from having a medically necessary MRI scan. Many people get nervous about the prospect of getting into an MRI scanner because of its reputation for being enclosed and narrow. Continued

What patients want to know about MRI machines. 1.2T, 1.5T, 3T - whats the difference?

Everyone is encouraging patients to “shop around” for their healthcare. But that can be confusing when you don’t know exactly what to look for with an MRI! What machine is best? What questions should I ask? What does a 1.5T even mean? Continued

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