There are times when you could have an injury or something going on with your health and the doctor will want you to have some imaging tests done. Typically, this is going to be an MRI which is probably the most accurate type of medical imaging available.
The thing about an MRI is it is very clear and shows all tissues including soft tissue, which is very difficult to show on an ordinary x-ray. In fact, an MRI is very different from an x-ray. When you do need to have an MRI done, look to local queens diagnostic imaging for the test.
There was a time when an MRI meant that you would have to be crammed into a very small space for a good hour or so in order to get the scan. This was and still is a problem for many people. If you have even the slightest fear or discomfort with small spaces, it can be almost impossible to endure.
The good news is that there is now, and has been for some time, something called an open MRI. It is still the same scan but you do not have to be in a confined space. You will have to remain still for the scan but you are not in a tight space so it does not activate any claustrophobia.
This is actually a very good thing. You see, otherwise it would mean that you have to be sedated for the scan and that carries some risks. For one thing, it will incapacitate you for a few hours and it costs much more. Also, it is necessary that you be alert during testing and that is hard if you are sedated.
Do not worry about getting an MRI scan done. The experts will treat you to the best open MRI experience possible.