MRI of an ankle

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) produces spectacularly detailed images of a wide range of body parts and conditions. There are some individuals, however, who can find a conventional MRI scanner rather claustrophobic particularly if the scan requires the head to enter the scanner.

A new range of scanners known as Open MRI scanners can overcome this. Their design is such that instead of an enclosed tunnel the scanner is completely open on both sides and at both ends largely eliminating any sensation of claustrophobia.