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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Lall
Dr. Neil Lall answered
12 years experience Radiology
No. : The open mris can sometimes come close, but the closed magnets just provide better images.

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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Generally no: Better if claustrophobic only advantage. Closed generally higher resolution also depends on magnet size.
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Dr. Andrew Doe
20 years experience Interventional Radiology
No: Open MRI machines are limited in the strength of the field they can attain (0.25-0.75 tesla). The image resolution ("quality") is dependent on the st ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roberto Rodriguez
22 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Yes: Not much difference.
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Dr. Andres Katz
49 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes: The quality is almost the same.
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Your question: was cut off, I assume you are asking if it is ok that your eyes were open and you looked into the light? It is ok, not a problem. The light isn't da ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leon Katz
Dr. Leon Katz answered
29 years experience Bariatrics
Most likely: Recently my son had an open MRI and both of us needed to have the ear plugs, the machine is so loud it was painful to get through the 30 minutes of ma ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
It depends.: In general, an open MRI is perfectly fine for most indications. A closed MRI has some technical advantages over an open MRI because stronger magnets ... Read More
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Dr. Vance Harris
37 years experience Family Medicine
Should be good: Open scanners have increased in popularity, they produce inferior scan quality because they operate at lower magnetic fields than closed scanners. How ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
21 years experience Hospital-based practice
Have to see pictures: "Open capillary" isn't standard terminology, to my knowledge. Maybe it mentioned capillary hemangioma? Most likely it's unrelated to weakness, but an ... Read More
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Dr. Galina Nikolskaya
11 years experience Neurology
Need to see MRI: For MS dx need at least 2 lesions in different locations (brain,or spine,or optic nerve) of different chronicity (ex:1 contrast enhancing new lesion a ... Read More
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