An open MRI is simply a machine that is “Open-Sided” or “Open -Styled” in design — Instead of entering a wide and short circular magnet – the patient passes through a narrow and deep opening with a magnetic field above and below them. The break in the magnetic field creates images that are a little less in quality than closed MRIs.
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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) produces images of the body’s internal structures by passing radio waves through a powerful magnetic field. Differing frequencies of radio waves are produced by the different body structures, in return, and these are mapped and converted into digital images by a computer. MRI is especially good for imaging soft tissues in the body, including the brain, nerves, muscles and organs.
As a medical diagnostic facility, your health means everything to us. We only offer the highest quality imaging that is available. For that reason, we only use closed MRs with the largest opening available for your comfort. To decrease anxiety during the exam, ask your physician to prescribe and schedule a sedative to be administered prior to your appointment. TDI has an on-site board certified anesthesiologist available.
Your physician’s office should contact one of our registered nurses to schedule your procedure. We will then contact you, schedule your appointment, and give you pre-procedure instructions.
One of our board-certified Radiologists will interpret your exam and send a report to your physician within 5 business days. Contact your referring physician for any information pertaining to the findings.
Typically your referring physician will schedule an appointment for you. If you have been asked to schedule the appointment yourself, please have your physician’s order and any pre-authorization information required by your insurance or health plan provider in hand, and call 850-878-4127.
During an MRI exam, you will lie on a moveable exam table that will slowly move into the machine. This procedure is non-invasive and there is no pain associated with this exam. Some of the common distractions or discomforts include the loud tapping noises that are often made by the machine or the close proximity to the MRI machine. For patients who are claustrophobic or who become uncomfortable in these situations, they may be prescribed a mild sedative to be taken before the exam.
You also may notice a warm feeling in the area being studied. This is normal but you should not be afraid to communicate to the technologist if it bothers you. A technologist will always be available, monitoring you throughout the exam if any concerns arise.
650W Wide Bore MR System – Designed with your comfort in mind
- Patient friendly wide bore gives more space above your face during exams, reducing claustrophobia
- Plush, comfortable table cushion eases pressure points and lighter, softer, more flexable coils allow for greater patient comfort
- LED light in inner bore eases anxiety by creating an inviting atmosphere
- Head or feet first scanning for all scan types
- Accommodates patients up to 500lbs
1.5 Telsa MR
- TDI is Breast MRI Accredited through the American College of Radiology
- Particularly beneficial for abdominal and breast studies
- Offering state-of-the-art upgrades, increasing image quality
3T (3 Tesla MR)
- The strongest MR available in the Tallahassee area
- Reduced scan time, maximizing patient comfort during exam
- Increased image clarity, particularly beneficial for images involving the brain, spine, and musculoskeletal system