MRI is the gold standard of medical imaging. Innovative Open MRI has vastly improved the experience and comfort for patients, but even more importantly, doctors now receive more accurate and detailed images. The most beneficial part of this breakthrough technology is the variety of positions a patient may be scanned in.
While imaging in a closed system is performed with the patient in a supine position, upright imaging is conducted with the patient sitting, standing, or in a flexed or weight bearing position. The patient’s condition is replicated while the scan is being performed. This is necessary to uncover pathologies that may be hidden in the traditional supine position. Further, research also suggest that weight bearing MRI may show intervertebral pressure in the lumbar area, while the patient is seated, up to 11 times higher than when a patient is in the supine position.
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