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Siemens, Philips and GE to name a few make open MRIs some places offer them, other places,don’t. You need to askaround if an MRI is needed.
It’s common for a lot of people to oppose the closed machines.
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@funcountess I don't think they have any open ones in Maui but I did have an Open MRI in Tucson, Arizona. I had an awful time handling it as it wasn't very open. In the end they gave me some 'backward' looking glasses which when I wore them I could see the hole at the end of the tube. There were also a few inches open along the sides. I hated it and my husband stayed by my side through the whole thing. The MRI was for my back and my neck. A few years later they gave me a sedative intravenously to put me to sleep while they did a closed MRI because they give better pictures. I seem to be a troublesome patient, so @mayofeb2020 has nothing to fear. There are a lot much worse than she is. Thank you for your suggestions. I hope I stay healthy.
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