FONAR’s The Stand-Up MRI
The only one of it’s kind in Louisiana, The
Stand Up MRI™ allows full weight bearing, standing and sitting imaging of the spine, as well as imaging in the "position of pain." Often, this upright position is the only position in which the patient’s symptoms occur. Coupled with the MRI’s unparalleled ability to "see" soft tissues, this machine gives physicians a more global view of pathology and its impact on function.
Stand Up MRI™ is also the only whole-body MRI with the ability to perform Positional Imaging™. Patients can be scanned in a multitude of positions including standing, sitting, flexion, extension, rotation, lateral, and recumbent. Unusual patient positions that are difficult or impossible on conventional "lie down" scanners are routine on Fonar The
Stand Up MRI™.
In addition, the
Stand Up MRI™,
is a non-closed architecture imaging system,
making it the most non-claustrophobic, whole-body MRI scanner. Patients can walk into the magnet, complete their scans and walk out. The magnet’s front-open, top-open design provides patients with an unprecedented degree of comfort. To make the procedure even more comfortable, they can even watch a TV monitor mounted on the scanner room wall.