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Question: Quality difference between closed or open MRI?

 susieQ1 - Mon Dec 10, 2007 3:51 pm

Is there any difference in the quality of the results of a closed or open MRI?

Is the noise level about the same?

Thanks for all your help.
 Sandy Tracy RN - Mon Dec 10, 2007 7:43 pm

User avatar Dear SusieQ1,

An open MRI still has about the same level of noise, maybe a little quieter. Some radiologists have said that a closed MRI produces better quality pictures, but an open MRI still shows the same results.

Thanks for writing in
Sandy RN

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