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New MRI machine helps with claustrophobic patients

Posted at 9:22 PM, Apr 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-01 23:20:13-04

LANSING, Mich. — It's the biggest complaint people have about getting an MRI - they feel claustrophobic.

Sparrow Hospital has introduced a machine to help alleviate that issue.

It's the first health system in the area to feature the new wide bore MRI.

The wide bore MRI provides extra space for the patient.

It's ideal for patients who suffer from claustrophobia, have wide shoulders, or weigh up to 500 pounds.