Open MRI is now available at Baptist Health Imaging in Middletown, easing the tension of patients with a dislike of tight spaces.
Baptist Health Louisville has three MRI units at the hospital’s Kresge Way location. This is Baptist Health Louisville’s first open MRI that will benefit patients who are uncomfortable with the closed tunnels of traditional MRI units or who find them too snug. The machine’s design ensures the patient’s head will remain outside the magnet for most exams.
The .6 Tesla Philips Panorama open MRI model used at Baptist Health Imaging in Middletown is open on three sides so patients can see their surroundings during the test. Open MRI is perfect for patients who are anxious, claustrophobic or too large (up to 440 lbs.) for a traditional closed MRI, and patients may have a family member or friend beside them during testing.
Baptist Health Louisville is one of the first in the city to provide the high field open MRI, which is three times stronger than other open MRI units and provides higher quality imaging that leads to a better diagnosis.
Baptist Health Imaging currently provides outpatient laboratory and diagnostic imaging services such as CT scanning, ultrasound, X-ray and bone density testing. Hours for the center, located near the corner of Shelbyville and Evergreen, are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
To schedule diagnostic procedures, call (502) 238-2828.
Baptist Health Imaging is housed with Baptist Urgent Care, which provides treatment for minor emergencies and injuries. This facility is open seven days a week, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday.