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Professional Radiology and Outpatient Imaging Services

Open MRI

We understand that medical tests can be intimidating, and that's why we're proud to offer Open MRI examinations combining state-of-the-art imaging technology with a more comfortable and open experience. Open MRI ensures you receive high-quality imaging while avoiding the typical confinement of traditional MRI machines. Say goodbye to feeling claustrophobic – here, we prioritize your comfort and peace of mind.

Wide Open Spaces

Conventional MRI scanners are a cylinder shape, while an Open MRI does not completely surround your body. Open Magnetic Resonance Imaging, or Open MRI, is a patient-friendly scan that is quieter and more comfortable for patients than a closed MRI. Open MRI gathers information about your body using a magnet, radio waves, and a computer to create detailed internal images of the body and transmits them for your doctor to see.

Claustrophobic and obese patients as well as those feeling anxious or concerned are often able to comfortably undergo Open MRI examinations.

Advantages of Open MRI

The open design of our machine reduces anxiety and eliminates the feeling of being enclosed. This is especially beneficial for patients who may be uncomfortable in tight spaces. It features a large and comfortable bed and opening, reduced noise and allows patients to relax during the exam.

Not only is our Open MRI more comfortable, but it's also efficient and accurate. In addition to enhanced comfort, this technology features high-field technology to provide outstanding image quality. The open design doesn't compromise on image clarity, and our caring, skilled technologists ensure minimal waiting time.

MRI Procedures

Brain MRI

Used to diagnose and detect normal, diseased, or injured brain and assist in determining brain functioning, and assessing potential risks of surgery or other treatments.

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MRI Lumbar Spine

Shows the anatomy of the vertebrae that make up the lower spine, as well as the disks, spinal cord and the spaces between the vertebrae through which nerves pass.

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MRI of Joint Lower Extremity

Used to diagnose or evaluate degenerative joint disorders, joint abnormalities due to trauma, tumors involving joints, and pain, swelling or bleeding in the tissues.

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MRI Cervical Spine

Shows the anatomy of the vertebrae of the upper spine, including the disks, spinal cord and the spaces between the vertebrae through which nerves pass.

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Breast MRI

Not a replacement for mammography or ultrasound imaging but rather a supplemental tool for detecting and staging breast cancer and other breast abnormalities.

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MR Angiography (MRA)

Used to examine blood vessels in the brain, carotid arteries, aorta, renal arteries and vessels of the extremities. Identifies effects of stroke, and other diseases.

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MRI Joint Upper Extremity

Used to diagnose or evaluate degenerative joint disorders such as arthritis, abnormalities from trauma, tumors involving joints, and pain, swelling or bleeding.

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MRI Arthrogram

Used to evaluate the structure and function of joints, such as the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee or ankle. It can help determine whether surgery or joint replacement is needed.

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Evaluates abnormalities like obstructions, blockages, stones in the bile duct and gallbladder, inflammation, tumors, and infections. Can also find causes of pancreatitis.

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MR Enterography

Used to detect and assess the extent of Crohn’s disease and other small bowel disorders. Provides information on abnormalities, such as type, location and severity.

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Comfort for All Ages

From children to seniors, our Open MRI is perfect for patients of all ages. Parents can rest easy knowing your child is less likely to experience the anxiety associated with traditional MRI machines. Older patients will appreciate the spacious and relaxed environment. At Midwest Radiology, we prioritize your well-being.

Scheduling a Procedure

Midwest Radiology maintains dedicated scheduling resources for all outpatient imaging center locations. We offer same-day scheduling and accept most forms of medical insurance. Call us today!

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All of our outpatient imaging services are provided through our NETWORK OF IMAGING CENTERS that are conveniently located throughout the Twin Cities. We offer top quality high-resolution imagery using state-of-the-art medical imaging equipment.

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Our Physicians

Qualified, caring, honored, and committed ─ the best of Midwest Radiology. Our radiologists are board certified by the American Board of Radiology and have extensive training and expertise in medical imaging. They are dedicated to providing the highest level of quality imaging services to all patients and healthcare providers.

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