This test is also known as a brain MRI or a cranial MRI. You will go to a hospital or radiology center to take a head MRI. An MRI scan is different from a CT scan or an X-ray in that it doesn’t use radiation to produce images.What is a standing MRI?
Standing up for MRI: The back scanner that's bearable even if you're claustrophobic. For many suffering form claustrophobia MRI scans are impossible. A new upright MRI will allow patients suffering from the condition a scan. It sees the patient sit or stand between two scanners with freedom to move.What is a sitting MRI?
The Open Sitting MRI is especially useful for young children, who can sit comfortably while watching TV in the MRI, thereby eliminating the need for anesthesia. Infants may be scanned while sleeping peacefully on their parent’s lap throughout their scan.What is open MRI?
An open MRI is open on all sides. This type of machine may be best if you have claustrophobia -- a fear of tight spaces -- or you're very overweight. The quality of images from some open MRI machines isn't as good as it is with a closed MRI. What Happens During the Test? Before some MRIs, you'll get contrast dye into a vein in your arm or hand.