Body Piercings and MRI

In this day and age, the use of an MRI is very common for medical patients. What MRI stands for is magnetic resonance imaging. An MRI is a medical imaging technique used in radiology to form pictures of the anatomy and the physiological processes of the body in both health and disease. How an MRI […]

MRI for Claustrophobic Patients | Greenville, SC

MRI for Claustrophobia Up to 5% of Americans struggle with claustrophobia, which is defined as an extreme fear of confined spaces — like, for example, an MRI tube. In a study involving an MRI diagnosis and claustrophobia, up to 13% of patients receiving an MRI reported having a panic attack during the procedure. The anxiety […]

MRI for Children | Greenville, SC

MRI for Children As many as 80% of pediatric patients have to be sedated prior to getting an MRI because doctors worry that kids can’t lie still long enough to capture the full MRI test. And if an anesthesiologist isn’t available when called at the hospital, the procedure is often postponed; meaning medical testing is […]

The Price of an MRI | Greenville, SC

The Price of an MRI Most people would agree: getting an MRI is expensive. Exactly how expensive? The average price of an MRI in the U.S. is $2,611. The price of an MRI seems to be the product of a complex economy of a few MRI manufacturing companies owning the best technology and patents, and […]

Does My Child Need to be Sedated for an MRI?

Parents of young children, you know the drill: children hate staying still! What a wonderful thing for kids to be active and have imaginations. It’s healthy for little ones to be on the move! But what happens when your child needs an MRI? MRI scans can last around forty-five minutes. That’s forty-five minutes of no […]

4 Benefits of an Open MRI

What is an Open MRI? The term “Open MRI” is used to refer to many different types of devices. Some hospitals and imaging facilities refer to their machine as an Open MRI, when really, they mean that the bore is wider or that it’s open on three sides. At Medical Imaging Express, we are proud […]

Open MRI vs. Closed MRI: Pros & Cons

open mri vs closed mri

Most people are familiar with MRIs, but few of us understand the options out there. Here’s a quick recap of the differences between Open MRIs and Closed MRIs: Closed MRI The most common device is a closed “bore” (tube) MRI. While the closed MRI is generally considered the most accurate, it’s also the most feared […]

How to Stay Calm During an MRI

how to stay calm during an MRI

You’ve been told you need an MRI. You didn’t think you were claustrophobic, but as soon as the exam begins, you suddenly feel all the symptoms: chest pressure, panic, distress, feeling like you can’t breathe. We’ve heard this story time and again. Any medical procedure can be scary, especially the dreaded MRI. Below are 4 […]