Velocity Open MRI


Benefits of open MRI for all patients


  • Open design – No tunnel
  • Table Lowers to 20″ for easy accessibility
  • In-bore lateral shift for perfect positioning without having to hold awkward or uncomfortable positions.


  • Motion Compensation reduces heat scans
  • Sensitive multichannel RF coil technology adjusts to all patients
  • Caregiver can remain with patient during scan


  • SoftSound gradient techology reduces acoustic noise
  • Fast scanning keeps study times to a minimum

Large Patients

  • Industry-best table capacity of 660 lb
  • 32″ wide patient table places anatomy comfortably at iso-center






Exam Prep

MRI Contraindications

If you have any of the following devices implanted in your body you will not be able to have an MRI exam.
Pacemaker • Brain Aneurysm Clip • Battery Operated Pumps (Insulin, Pain meds, etc.)

MRI of Abdomen
Need to be fasting 3-4 hours before exam 

MRI Suggestions

• Do not wear jewelry (Necklaces, bracelets, earrings, etc.)
•Wear comfortable clothing with metal buttons or zippers
•For Females, do not wear mascara 

NOTE: The exam is approximately 15 minutes.  If you are in severe pain, we suggest that you take pain medication 1 hour prior to appointment time. You may eat prior to the exam.



What to expect

Depending on the MRI exam that is requested, you may be asked to change into a gown or robe. Jewelry, watches, hair clips, piercings, and possibly dentures will need to be removed before the exam. You will be asked to lie on a cushioned, moveable table and maybe positioned comfortably with bolsters. For the best possible quality images, you will need to be as still as possible during the exam. You will hear a faint knocking sound as the machines capture the images. MRI exams often include multiple phrases or sequences, some of which sound different and vary in length of time. The technologist is immediately available at all times and you will be in full view of the technologist by means of a window during the exam. The technologist can hear and speak to you through an intercom in the room. Immediately after your exam, you may resume regular activities.


Open MRI

Open MRI of San Antonio