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What is the difference between conventional and open-bore MRI scanners?

While examination using a closed-bore system entails the patient’s entire body being introduced into a narrow cylinder open at both ends, the latter type of MRI scanners provides more space, being a suitable alternative for patients who experience severe psychological discomfort such as anxiety or claustrophobia. The disposal of magnets is also different in open-bore scanners, which typically have two: one above and one under the large space where the body is inserted.

However, due to their lower magnetic power, open-bore MRI scanners offer less detailed and less complex images of the examined regions and thus may not always be useful. In addition, the duration of the procedure is up to two times longer in the case of open-bore systems.

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