Anish Patel

Claustrophobia is quite a common problem. It can affect up to 30% of patients undergoing MRI scanning. Unfortunately, this does produce problems. If a patient it claustrophobic, they tend to move around in the scanner more often, and therefore, the image quality that we get from the scans is sub-optimal. The scanner that we have here is an open MRI scanner in which the patient isn’t completely surrounded by the magnet and they have their faces completely free, and they can look around, have a panoramic view of their surroundings, and can even watch television or DVDs while having the scan. This reduces patient anxiety, reduces claustrophobia, results in less movement, and produces a better quality image.

Phone: 0800 8 250 250
Fax: 0800 007 3082
Bromsgrove Open i MR Imaging Centre,
27 New Road, Bromsgrove, B60 2JL