Videos: Open MRI Mt. Pleasant
Benefits of Open MRI
Open MRI provides a more comfortable, less claustrophobic experience for patients who need magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for medical diagnosis. TV 9&10's Michelle Dunaway interviews Radiologist John Buiteweg, M.D. on the benefits of Open MRI.
Video copyright Heritage Broadcasting Group. Used by permission from TV 9&10.
New Hi-Definition Open MRI Magnet Arrives in Mt. Pleasant
September 27, 2011 Standing eight feet tall, eight feet wide and eight feet long, a 1.2 Tesla, high definition open MRI magnet, weighing 17 tons ― roughly the weight of three male elephants ― was hoisted into its new location at Open MRI Mt. Pleasant on Crapo Street on Tuesday, Sept. 27.
The magnet was carefully lifted by a crane and lowered through a skylight in the roof of the Crapo Professional Building at 211 S. Crapo Street. The 1.2 Tesla magnet has a pull equal to 24,000 times the strength of the earth's magnetic field.