The FONAR 360°™ and The OPEN SKY MRI®
Today, when people are in need of MRI exams, many
are diligently seeking alternatives to the tunnel-type scanners.
They have heard of, or experienced first-hand, the horrors of the
highly claustrophobic and noisy tubes of supercon scanners - "crypts"
as some have described them. What people want is a patient-friendly
MRI. Now FONAR proudly introduces the FONAR 360°™ - the patient-friendly
|The FONAR 360™ -
Nuffield Orthopaedic Center
(An Oxford University Teaching
|The OPEN SKY MRI®
FONAR 360°™ is a full-size room with a standard eight-foot
ceiling. The magnetic poles of the scanner are located in the center
of the room; one of them protrudes from the ceiling and the other
from the floor. The patient is comfortably positioned in the large
space, or gap, between the two poles and is accessible from any
The OPEN SKY MRI®
takes advantage of the extreme openness created by the revolutionary
design of this scanner which naturally lends itself to any of FONAR's
beautiful OPEN SKY® décors. As can be seen in the accompanying
photograph, the walls, floor, ceiling, even the magnetic poles,
are decorated with one of several stunning landscape murals. There
is even one for children featuring favorite cartoon and nursery
When patients enter the OPEN
SKY MRI® scan room, they immediately experience a sense
of vastness and tranquility. Patients enjoy the quietness (attributable
to FONAR's patented Whisper Gradients™) and beauty of the oceanfront,
the mountains, the Great Plains - whatever the chosen landscape.
Patients will tell their friends and family they went to the beach
instead of to a frightening tunnel. Few in need of an MRI scan
be able to resist its appeal.
The key to FONAR's success as "The Patient Friendly
MRI™ Company" is its patented Iron-Frame™ technology, which allows
FONAR engineers to fully control, contour and direct the magnet's
lines of flux in a variety of structural configurations. It also
enables the placement of a very high concentration of flux in the
patient gap where wanted and almost none away from the magnet where
not wanted. In the case of the FONAR 360°™, FONAR engineers
created the ultimate in openness by including the floor, ceiling
and sidewalls in the iron frame itself. Patients don't realize
but the scanner room is literally the inside of the MRI magnet.
The height of the ceiling is 8 feet; the width of the room is 14
feet; and its depth is unlimited.
Because the FONAR 360º™ offers unrestricted 360-degree
access to the patient and provides ample space for a team of surgeons
and all its equipment, the scanner is perfectly suited for future
MRI-guided surgical and interventional procedures. See the OR-360º™ (The MRI Operating Room) in the Works
in Progress section of this website.
To Order the OPEN SKY MRI®, call Fonar Corporation at 631-694-2929 ext.306 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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