Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a group of lung diseases that block airflow and make it difficult to breathe. For a patient suffering from COPD, a traditional closed MRI scanner can be very difficult, due to the fact that the patient must lay flat for the entire scan process.

With Innovative Open MRI’s advanced technology, the patient is able to sit in an upright position for their MRI scan. Doing so makes it much easier for a COPD patient to breathe.