Open MRI in Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida
This is a complete guide to Open MRI for our readers in Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida or whoever wants to get an open MRI done in Delhi NCR. While over 95% of the MRI machines in India are closed MRI machines, they are very scary for those afraid for closed spaces. Hence, we thought we will provide all relevant information about availability and use of Open MRIs. The following topics are covered:
- What is MRI Scan?
- What is an Open MRI machine?
- Open Standing MRI in Delhi NCR
- Open Reclined MRI in Delhi NCR
- Cost of Open MRI Scan in Delhi
- Centres that offer Open MRI Scans in Delhi / NCR
- How to book Open or Standing MRI in Delhi and Gurgaon?
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What is an MRI Scan?
MRI or magnetic resonance imaging is a test which is used frequently for assessing the situation of organs and tissues in the human body. MRI is based on magnetic field interacting with the water molecules in the body. It hence produces the images of the parts where water is available including brain, inner parts of spine, joints and many more areas.
Generally, MRI is like a hollow tube. On one end of the machine is a slab for the patient to lie on. The slab then moves inside the machine taking the patient in. Since this machine is closed, the patients who are afraid of closed spaces find it very difficult to be get this test done. Open MRI machines provide a solution to this problem.
What is an Open MRI Machine?
Open MRI machine is open from three sides. People who are afraid of closed spaces (claustrophobia) can get the MRI test done without anxiety in an open MRI machine. In some kinds of open MRI machines, heavy weight patients can be tested which is sometimes not possible in a closed MRI machine.
While Open MRI machines have their advantages, some people feel that the image quality of the Open MRI machine is lower than the regular MRI machine. Open MRI machines in Delhi / Gurgaon are .2 Tesla to 0.5 Tesla in magnetic strength while closed MRI machines are 1.5 Tesla or 3 Tesla in magnetic strength.
There are two types of Open MRI Machines – Reclined Open MRI Machine and Upright or Standing Open MRI machine.
Open Standing MRI in Delhi / Gurgaon
In an Open Standing MRI machine, a patient can get the MRI done standing up or sitting down. There are three key advantages of the open standing MRI
- It helps reduce the anxiety of the patients who have a fear of closed places as it is open from three sides.
- For overweight patients who can not enter the closed MRI, standing MRI offers a good alternative.
- In MRI of spine, knee or leg, open standing MRI may be better than the closed MRI. This is because in a standing position, spine, knee or leg are under the natural pressure of gravity. Images are better in the standing position than lying down.
We have two centres in our panel in Delhi which have open standing MRI machines – Kohli Imaging in East of Kailash has 0.25 tesla open standing MRI machine. Mahajan Imaging in Hauz Khas has 0.5 tesla machine.
The disadvantage of open standing MRI are two fold – a) magnetic field used is lower than the fields used in closed machines. b) MRI Brain or Head can not be done in a standing MRI.
The cost for booking from LabsAdvisor.com varies from ₹3,700 to ₹4,000. This represents over 35% discount on the market rate. You can book these labs with LabsAdvisor.com at a discounted rate by calling on 08882668822 or clicking on the link below.
Cost of Open Standing MRI Scan ( Spine Part Or Knee Joint Or Leg ) ₹ 5,400
Reclined Open MRI in Delhi / Gurgaon
In a reclined Open MRI machine a patient has to lie down on a slab but the machine is open from three sides. Hence the anxiety associated with entering a closed machine is greatly reduced.
We have three labs in our panel in Delhi and Gurgaon which have reclined open MRI machines – Kohli Imaging in East of Kailash has 0.25 tesla Open MRI machine while Advance Imaging in Gurgaon 0.3 Tesla reclined open MRI machine. Both these machines can do most MRI procedures except for MRI Chest and, perfusion and diffusion studies. Sana Diagnostics in South Delhi has the latest open reclined MRI machine in Delhi that can cater to even very heavy patients of over 120 kg weight.
The cost for booking from LabsAdvisor.com varies from ₹3,700 to ₹4,000. This represents over 35% discount on the market rate. You can book these labs with LabsAdvisor.com at a discounted rate here.
Cost of Reclined Open MRI Scan for Any Body Part ₹4,250
Centres that have Open MRI Machines in Delhi / NCR
We know of 5 centres that offer Open MRI scans in Delhi / NCR. They are:
- Mahajan Imaging, Hauz Khas
- Dr. Kohli’s Imaging, Greater Kailash
- Advance Diagnostic, Gurgaon
- Sana Diagnostic, South Delhi
- Mahajan Imaging, Defence Colony
How to book Open MRI Tests in Delhi / NCR
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To know more about MRI Scans in general, check out the complete MRI Scan guide by LabsAdvisor.com