Closed MRI vs. Open MRI vs. Wide-Bore MRI
I've been in the MRI machine business for quite some time; discussing their attributes, comparing and contrasting, and poring over spec sheets, but I'd never interacted with one as a patient until a few years ago. I took a serious spill off my bicycle and needed to be checked for head and neck injuries. The experience left me with a new appreciation for some of the options MRI manufacturers have developed. Specifically: closed, open, and wide MRI bores.
To see a quick breakdown of these options, check out the video below. For my full story, see the text version.