411 West 13 Mile Road
Madison Heights, MI 48071
Phone: 248-585-4569 or 1-888-674-6424
Fax: 248-585-4620 or 1-866-642-4674
The upgrade for the Open MRI of Michigan is now complete! We have upgraded to a new 1.2T Hitachi Oasis HIGH-FIELD BORELESS magnet. The imaging table is 82cm wide and can accommodate patients up to 660 lbs. This upgrade provides state-of-the-art imaging and allows a wider spectrum of exams including breast imaging. Thin slice, high resolution images with small FOV are equal to the traditional 1.5T magnets. The new technology allows us to perform some vascular imaging without the use of contrast. Beside the exceptional image quality, we have evening and weekend availability. We are conveniently located on 13 Mile Rd. in Madison Heights between John R and Stephenson Hwy. To make an appointment, call 248-585-4569.
- The spacious opening helps keep anxious or claustrophobic patients relaxed and reassured
- Patient comfort module allows patients to adjust lighting, airflow and summon assistance
- Swing table gives every patient a clear, unobstructed view of the entire room and allows easy positioning
Traditional Tunnel-Style MRI
- Closed tube more likely to cause anxiety or claustrophobic reactions
- More confining and may be impossible for larger patients to use
Frequently Asked Questions
What is MRI?
MRI, or Magnetic Resonance Imaging, is a safe, non-invasive procedure that allows your physician to view internal organs and tissues. It is one of the best ways for your physician to clearly see inside the body.
What is the difference between “open” MRI and “closed tube” MRI?
Open MRI is open on four sides. This less confining design is particularly beneficial for patients who are claustrophobic or who are larger. “Closed tube” MRI are enclosed units.
How does the MRI scanner work?
An MRI scanner creates a strong magnetic field, sends radio wave into the body then measures the response using an antenna and computer. The computer assembles the response data into a set of pictures that show your internal anatomy.
What is MRI used for?
MRI may be used to detect brain or nervous system disorders, internal injuries, and problems with tendons, cartilage, ligaments or bone marrow. MRI is also sensitive for detecting cancer in most organs or tissues.
Is MRI safe?
Yes. An MRI is a painless, non-invasive procedure with no known side effects.