Only the FONAR UPRIGHT® Multi-Position™ MRI can scan patients in the positions in which they experience problems – sitting, standing, bending, leaning, as well as lying down.
All other MRIs can only scan patients lying down. The UPRIGHT® MRI enables the patient to place himself in the position that generates the pain so that images can be acquired in that very position. Correctly identifying the pain–generating pathology can markedly improve patient surgical outcomes. In addition, it enables the surgeon to see all the pathology he has to address, not just the single-position, non-weight-bearing image provided by the conventional MRI. This enables the surgeon to see the full extent to which the disk herniation increases when the patient flexes or extends, or the extent to which the patient's vertebra is sliding back and forth with body position. More »