An MRI scan can take anywhere from 15 to 90 minutes, which doesn’t sound like it will be quick. Those who have claustrophobia will find themselves distraught after a while. Luckily, technology is advancing to provide medical care that isn’t as invasive. Newer MRI scans, also known as upright MRIs, are much more freeing and can be explained by the YouTube channel RAYUS Radiology.

What Makes Upright MRIs Different?
Upright MRIs, in stark contrast to the traditional over-body MRI, are a much less invasive option.

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They offer patients the freedom to see around them. The front of the MRI is open, and patients can even enjoy a TV show during the scan. This freedom of movement is a significant advantage for patients with mobility issues, making the scanning process much more comfortable and less restrictive. 

How Do They Work?
The upright MRIs are very similar to the standard versions. However, the main difference is that two magnetic plates read and scan each body section. The scans produce the same results as a traditional one, but patients will need to move more to get an accurate reading. This can extend the time required.

Upright MRI machines are unique but are becoming more popular. Many patients are claustrophobic or can’t lie down for extended periods due to conditions like chronic pain or mobility issues.