Girth shouldn't disqualify anyone from an MRI. Bariatric patients are contending with numerous difficulties due to their weight. One problem is that a traditional MRI can be too small of an area for a bariatric patient to fit into. At the very least, it would be an even tighter squeeze than typical-size patients struggle with, compounding the difficulty of the MRI imaging process. Yet an MRI may be the only means of diagnosing a dangerous condition.
The truly open MRI used in Innovative MRI facilities gives bariatric patients the flexible space they need to fit, and fit comfortably. The tight tube that once made an MRI a difficult — if not impossible — test to take is no longer a problem. The patient struggling with weight issues is need not be disqualified for a potentially life-saving test, thanks to Innovative MRI.