Upright® Multi-Position Weight-Bearing MRI

Upright Multi-Position Weight-Bearing MRI
Typical patient positioning options are shown above in
cutaway views

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.