WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT: MRI

At Carlsbad Open MRI, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a noninvasive procedure that shows specific images of the body. Getting an MRI can feel scary at times, but the technologists at Carlsbad Open MRI will be there to help you see that this process can be a breeze and not intimidating at all.

MRI allows more targeted tissue imaging and shows greater contrast than X-Ray or CT scans.  MRI is an effective procedure used for all body parts and for clinical evaluation of certain injuries, disorders, and diseases.  Patients do not need to have any special preparations; you can go about your normal daily routine. 

Our Open MRI technology helps put patients at ease, especially those suffering from claustrophobia  

Our Open MRI technology helps put patients at ease, especially those suffering from claustrophobia  

Please notify your physician if you have or had any of the following:

  • a pacemaker
  • neurostimulator
  • metal implants
  • intrauterine device (IUD)
  • aneurysm clips, surgical staples
  • implanted drug infusion device
  • shrapnel or bullet wounds
  • permanent eyeliner
  • implanted defibulator
  • carotid artery vascular clamp
  • insulin or infusion pump
  • implanted drug infusion device
  • bone growth simulator
  • cochlear or ear implant