Open MRI

Our Open MRI Service

For some patients, Open MRI can be offered as an alternative to conventional MRI. Open MRI scanners are designed to provide optimal image quality comparable to traditional closed or tunnel MRI scanners, while also keeping patient comfort in mind.

Our Open MRI 1.2T scanner at Croydon University Hospital is wide open on three sides allowing more space around the body, making the experience more reassuring for anxious patients and those that suffer from claustrophobia. Heavier patients or patients with restricted mobility may also find the scanner more suitable to their needs.

4500

Open MRI scans per year

10

years Open MRI experience

99%+

Patient satisfaction

Our advanced Open MRI scanner is designed to deliver a much more comfortable patient experience with a 270-degree view throughout the procedure.

Open MRI is particularly suitable for patients who are:

– Claustrophobic
– Bariatric (up to 220kg/34st)
– Have limited mobility
– Anxious
– Elderly
– Or simply prefer the option of an open scanner.

Our MRI facility at Croydon combines the best of both worlds – an environment for patient comfort with the advantage of the outstanding MRI image quality.

The unit is open 7 days a week, from 8am – 8pm and we have very short waiting times.

Referrers can download a referral form for our Open MRI service here:

“Everyone was friendly and made me feel at ease, the MRI was comfortable (unlike ones I’ve had in the past) and it was a quick and efficient service”

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Contact us for more information about Open MRI

If you are an NHS Trust or CCG and have an enquiry about our radiology services, please email radiology@inhealthgroup.com.