Welcome to Open MRI Center

OpenMRI Center is proud to bring its Hitachi Airis II Open MRI machine to Bloomington-Normal. Offering both Digital X-Rays and MRI’s for all patients, Open MRI Center provides high quality images and a simple referral process. MRI, short for Magnetic Resonance Imaging, is radiation-free and produces clear, detailed three-dimensional images of the body. Patients with claustrophobia may feel uncomfortable in a traditional or closed MRI unit because they must lie still inside a narrow tunnel. Our open MRI unit, which is accredited by the American College of Radiology, does not enclose the patient within a narrow tunnel and eliminates this problem. The open design also allows for patients who may be too large to fit into a closed unit.

Benefits of Open MRI Center

Open MRI Center offers distinct advantages over other competitors in town including:

  • Same Day Appointments
  • Results in as little as 4 business hours, immediately faxed to referring providers
  • Scans completed by a certified MRI Technician with over 15 years of experience on shoulders, knees, hips, elbows, wrists, ankles, lumbar spines, cervical spines, and thoracic spines.
  • Special pre-paid self pay rate for uninsured patients
  • Readings performed by board certified radiologists in Chiropractics, Cardiology, Neurology, and Orthopedics
  • Easy referral process
  • On site physician for MRI’s with contrast

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Why Should I Have an MRI?

A MRI is extremely helpful at diagnosing many common orthopedic injuries. Whereas an X-ray can give us a clear view of a patient's bone, a MRI shows tendons, muscles and ligaments. It is helpful in diagnosing injuries such as ACL or MCL tears, Rotator Cuff tears, and spinal treatment such as decompression or a lumbar spinal fusion. MRI machines can also be used for brain scans and to help rule out infection or tumor. MRI, which was developed in the 1980ss, is now considered a vital part of the diagnosis of orthopedic injuries and is extremely accurate.

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Open MRI Center
2200 Fort Jesse Rd, Suite 250
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: 309-888-9800
Fax: 309-828-9700