A magnetic resonance imaging apparatus has a static field magnet, gradient
coils, a gantry including an opening and storing the static field magnet
the gradient coils, a bed structure for advancing and retreating a
table-top, on which an object can be placed, with respect to the opening,
a lower coil formed by a radio frequency coil disposed below the
table-top, and a movement control unit configured to control the lower
coil to be movable.