High Field Open MRI

What is it?

BayCare boasts the world’s most powerful 1.5 high field open MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), combining image quality that’s every bit as good as a 1.5 conventional MRI with the open MRI technology that gives patients the comfort they deserve.

What is it for?

A 1.5 high field open MRI is a good alternative for those that are nervous about an MRI because of closed spaces. It is open on the sides and offers more room and more air flow than a traditional MRI. It is also good for larger patients.

How to prepare

  • Discuss your medical history, health problems and allergies with your health care provider
  • There is a slight risk of an allergic reaction if contrast material is used

What happens during?

  • You may receive some sedation medication to help calm you
  • You may feel slightly warm
  • You’ll be asked to remain as still and motionless as possible
  • You’ll know when images are being created from a thumping or tapping sound you’ll hear
  • You’ll have contact with your technologist at all times

Side effects

  • On rare occasions, pain and nausea is experienced. This is usually from allergies to contrast material. Hives, itchy eyes and other reactions could also happen from contrast material allergies.

If you would like to schedule an imaging exam, please schedule online or call (855) 269-4333. To find an imaging center near you, please view our locations.