According to WebMD, an open MRI is a magnetic resonance imaging machine that has a larger opening than a standard MRI machine. Some open MRI machines do not completely surround the body, but such machines cannot perform ... More » Health Diagnostics & Imaging

Pictures from both open and closed MRI machines can show doctors detailed images of many organs and structures inside the body, such as the brain, the heart, the liver, ligaments and tendons, and blood vessels, according... More » Health Diagnostics & Imaging

Magnetic resonance imaging machines, or MRI machines, are used to conduct tests that utilize a magnetic field and radio waves to produce images of internal body structures and organs, according to WebMD. Open MRI machine... More » Health Diagnostics & Imaging
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