Introducing… Overland Park Open MR/CT!
We’re pretty sure by now that it’s clear we at Diagnostic Imaging Centers love caring for people. The third part of our Overland Park clinic (just across the parking lot from the Women’s Center and general radiology clinic building) is lovingly called “the little building”. At this office we perform CT, MRI and Open MRI exams.
Who are we seeing at this office? Ever see a linebacker with an ACL tear? We have. Ever try to put someone that size through a traditional MRI machine? To be honest, it’s a tight fit. We have a solution!
Know anyone with extreme claustrophobia? From time to time, we have patients who suffer from that. Sometimes MRI machines can be (a little) intimidating to those who don’t like tight spaces. It’s ok. We have a solution!
We are equipped with specialized technology like our open MRI machine. While the typical MRI machine looks like a donut with a table running through it, the open MRI looks more like a round table with a round disc suspended above. Instead of being open only on the ends (as with the donut), it is also open on the sides. This is great for fitting those who feel too constricted by typical MRI units or those who have trouble fitting in the standard machine.
Now, there is a trade off to these open MRI exams – they take a slightly longer to perform and get a slightly lower clarity because the magnet creating the signal is much smaller. This is why we steer people to the traditional machines first, and even offer oral sedation to the nervous. However, when the situation calls for a larger/more open machine, we’ve got it!
This center also has CT imaging available that uses low dose technology, keeping patient safety first. We have a bariatric table that allows for larger patients to be imaged safely and quickly.
Our high field MRI unit is state of the art. It uses fast gradients and techniques to perform all exams of the highest quality from MRI cardiac imaging to brain studies to injuries. If an MRI is what you need, we have got you imaged.
Not only does our MRI/Open MRI/CT facility treat those with special concerns with state of the art technology, we have a dedicated staff of technologists who are there to put our patients at ease. From the front desk to the exit door, we’re with you all the way.
A friendly conversation to take the edge off? We’ll talk about anything from mystery novels to being animal-lovers. We believe in treating patients and people and in that, we aren’t just techs and doctors but – wait for it – actual people too! We truly believe that the best way to help you is by being genuinely caring – it’s something we look for in hiring. We seek out the best and get the best: not just employees, but people.
So should circumstances call for it, we’ve got you covered – from larger machines to the kindest people around!
Originally published 6/2/14 on diagnosticimagingcenterskc.com.