I saw a doc for shoulder pain a few days ago. He'd like me to get an MRI, since the pain may be caused by one or more of rotator cuff, arthritis, something else.
I have narrowed the choices down to a 1.5 Tesla High Field closed MRI or a 1.2 Tesla High Field open MRI.
I had a shoulder MRI in 2008, and I think the magnet was a lot weaker then, so 1.2 Tesla sounds pretty good to me, as does not being enclosed. OTOH, if there's really going to be a significant improvement by going with the 1.5 Tesla machine, I can force myself to tolerate it. But if 1.2 Tesla is enough, I'd rather do that.
Does anyone have a knowledgeable recommendation for this?
Thanks in advance.