The FONAR Upright® Multi-Position™ MRI is Not Just For Claustrophobic Patients.
Unfortunately, the overwhelmingly positive responses from patients to the extraordinary patient–friendly environment of the scanner, especially claustrophobic and very large patients, can overshadow the scanner´s most important feature – Multi-Position MRI imaging.
The UPRIGHT® MRI is the only MRI scanner than can scan patients in any position, including sitting, standing, bending (for flexion and extension) or lying down. This unmatched feature is made possible by the scanner´s unique magnet configuration. With the opposing magnetic poles oriented vertically, the generous space between them accommodates a special motorized patient bed that can rotate the patient from recumbent to upright.
Unique Patient-Handling System
The FONAR UPRIGHT® MRI is equipped with our unique MRI–compatible motorized patient handling system that can move the patient into the magnet and place the anatomy of interest into the center of the magnet gap. It also can rotate the vertically–oriented patient into a horizontal position so the patient can be scanned lying down, as in a conventional MRI.
More FONAR UPRIGHT® Multi–Position MRI Benefits
Scans patients in flexion, extension, rotation and lateral bending
Scans patients with the weight of the body on the spine and other supporting joints
Scans patients in sitting positions
Scans patients lying down
Scans cardiovascular patients upright in their position of symptoms
Scan patients with cerebrovascular insufficiency in the upright position of symptoms
An unobstructed view from inside the magnet. There is nothing in front of the patient's face.