No more panic if your a bit claustrophobic with the upright MRI.
MRI imaging has long been used as a way to image and assess the spine for pathology, scanning patients supine. It may now be argued that scanning patients in a weight-bearing position has the potential to deliver a more precise diagnosis, thus improving patient management.
It’s an open system which enhances patient comfort for an anxiety-free examination, and has a
unique ability to scan the spine in flexion or extension.
Its not just for the spine though as weight-bearing imaging can be of benefit in joints like hips, knees, or ankles.
Patients who cannot undertake a conventional MRI scan due to claustrophobia, large body size, or inability to lie down, also benefit from this truly open scanner.
It is also a radiation-free way to evaluate scoliosis in the standing position.
The upright scanner is available at MRI London, for more details head to their website.