If you have ever felt nervous, anxious or on edge when in tight spaces such as an elevator, closet or even a small car, chances are you show signs of clinical claustrophobia.
Claustrophobia is defined as “a fear of being in closed or small spaces” and “an unhappy or uncomfortable feeling caused by being in a situation that limits or restricts you.” When feeling this way, it is very difficult for a person to relax and keep still, two key components of having a successful imaging exam done — particularly an MRI.
With the DIS Oasis non claustrophobic MRI, we deliver an unobstructed angle in this MRI to put even difficult patients at ease. What happens when a person is more at ease?
It results in decreased scan time and quality images for the doctor. A truly superior patient experience.
The DIS open MRI is the strongest system of its type in southeast Louisiana. Other imagers in our area tout open MRI, but they are of inferior magnet strength. It would be similar to comparing a picture taken with the latest multi-pixel digital camera technology versus a picture snapped with an old flip cell phone.
There’s a huge difference!
Image quality and a more comfortable experience does not come at a higher cost. At DIS, it’s simply something we believe people in southeast Louisiana deserve to have as a choice.
To learn more, view the video below. Call 504-883-5999 or 985-641-2390 and ask to be scanned on one of our patient-friendly open MRI systems located at the DIS Metairie – Veterans Memorial Boulevard and Covington – Pinnacle Parkway centers.