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About Upright™ MRI

The Upright™ MRI is the latest advancement in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) equipment.

Utilizing equipment developed by FONAR, Upright™ MRI allows patients to simply walk in and be scanned. The Upright™ MRI allows all parts of the body, particularly the spine and joints, to be imaged through Positional Imaging in the weight bearing state. The system is equipped with FONAR's unique MRI-compatible motorized patient handling system that will move the patient into the magnet and place the anatomy of interest into the center of the magnet gap.

Scans can now be taken while the patient is seated, or standing. Upright™ MRI can also rotate the vertically-oriented patient into a horizontal position so the patient can be scanned lying down as in conventional MRI scanning.

For patients who have extreme difficulty with and are wary of being confined in small spaces, the Upright™ MRI as opposed to the "tunnel" variety is the perfect solution. Patients can even watch TV while a scan is being performed.