Open Bore Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Open Bore MRI)
Orange Regional Medical Center offers patients an Open Bore, 1.5 Tesla, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) system. This technology combines a larger bore, or opening, and can capture top-quality diagnostic images. The strength of a magnet is measured in units of Tesla. Orange Regional's Open Bore MRI system has a high Tesla magnet, meaning that images produced will be superior to those of a lower Tesla magnet.
Open MRI Patient Benefits
Aside from the imrpoved imaging of the MRI machine, the essiential benefit to patients using our Open MRI machine is that in comparison to traditional MRI machines, "open bore" has a larger opening, making it easier for patients who are obese or claustrophobic to have MRI scan.
The Open Bore MRI at Orange Regional Medical Center is reat for claustrophobic patients with an opening of nearly 2.3 feet in diameter and approximately one foot of free space between a patient's head and the magnet. The MRI also features the shortest 1.5 Tesla magnet available allowing more than 60 percent of exams to be completed with the patient's head outside of the bore. These important features mean that virtually all claustrophobic patients can be scanned in comfort.
Medically Obese Patients
A wider range of area patients will benefit from this new service. Prior to this advanced technology, medically obese patients who could not fit inside the bore of a high-field MRI magnet, causing image studies to be conducted in open MRI systems with low-field magnets. This limited the diagnostic usefulness of the images obtained.
Schedule Your Appointment
To schedule your test with the Open Bore MRI, call 1-866-ORMC-TEST (1-866-676-2837).
Orange Regional offers the latest MRI technology available with open and closed MRI systems. Learn more about our MRI systems, what to expect from your appointment, and checklist to use prior to your exam. Learn more >>