A magnetic resonance imagining (MRI) scan is a diagnostic test used to diagnose injuries and diseases, including those resulting from work-related trauma and auto accidents. Doctors also order MRIs to check on the progress after an injury.
This is a common diagnostic test, with the U.S. performing 118 MRIs per 1,000 people in 2016. While the test is standard, there is still some confusion about the difference between an open and closed MRI.
If you are about to get an MRI, learn the difference so you will be prepared.