Stand Up Open MRI
What is Stand-Up MRI?
The unique top- and front-open design of the Stand-Up MRI (also known as the Upright MRI) enables it to scan patients in any position, not just in the lying down position, which is the position that all other kinds of MRIs require patients to be in. The Stand-Up MRI can scan patients in whatever their positions of pain or other symptoms maybe - sitting, standing, bending or lying down. Its the only MRI that can provide pictures of the spine and joints in their normal weight-bearing states,such as bending or standing. This unique ability enables it to detect problems that are underestimated or completely missed by other kinds of MRIs.
The Stand-Up MRI is the only MRI scanner that allows patients to be scanned with the patient in any position, including standing, sitting, bending or lying down.
Claustrophobia? No need to worry any more. The Stand-Up Open MRI eases those struggles which were once the biggest shortcoming of MRIs.
While comfort is a tremendous benefit to this patient-centered technology, the Stand-Up Open MRI also has profound medical advantages over traditional lie-down MRIs. As a result of its unique ability to scan patients in weight-bearing positions, the Stand-Up MRI has detected problems that would have gone undetected on an ordinary lie-down MRI.
Stand-Up Open MRI patients feel more secure during the scan " and after.
With our Stand-Up Open MRI system we are easily able to perform most all applications, dynamic imaging, and weight -bearing imaging quickly and cost-effectively.
Unlike other systems, ours is totally open to the environment making the patient relaxed,
cooperative and reassured. That contributes to superior image quality and improved
productivity as well as allowing maximum flexibility in customizing clinical protocols.
Scan patients in flexion and extension position
Scan patients in a sitting position
Scan patients lying down
Scan patients in their position of pain
Scan cardiovascular patients upright to prevent discomfort lying down
For anxious and claustrophobic patients our Stand-Up Open MRI provides stress free,
relaxed and comfortable experience in a non-tunnel system.
Dr. Aaron B. Montgomery graduated from medical school at the American University of the Caribbean in 1997. In 2002 Dr. Montgomery completed his residency in radiology at Case Western Reserve University, and in 2003 he completed his fellowship in
cardiovascular and interventional radiology at the University of Texas Health Science at San Antonio.
Dr. Montgomery is board certified in diagnostic radiology through the American Board of Radiology, and he is also board certified in vascular and interventional radiology. He obtained his license to practice medicine in Florida in 2003.
An MRI scan can be used as an extremely accurate method of disease detection throughout the body. They may be done to provide more information about a problem seen on an X-ray, ultrasound, or CT scan and, in some cases, provide more information than any of these other procedures.
An MRI scan is apt at presenting clear pictures of the body that are surrounded by bone tissue, so the technique is useful when examining the brain and spinal cord. Neurosurgeons use MRI scans in defining a patients brain anatomy. These scans can also show any bleeding or swelling in that region.
A head MRI can often find abnormalities such as brain aneurysms, stroke, tumors of the brain, as well as tumors or inflammation of the spine. MRI scans can show the strands of abnormal tissue that occur if someone has multiple sclerosis. They often make it is possible to see changes occurring when there is bleeding in the brain, or find out if the brain tissue has suffered lack of oxygen after a stroke.
Doctors and Surgeons also use MRI scans to evaluate spinal cords after a trauma since they can show problems associated with the vertebrae or intervertebral discs of the spine.
MRI scans are often done to evaluate the structure of the heart and aorta, where they can show aneurysms or tears. They are able to detect heart defects that have been building up since birth, as well as changes in the thickness of the muscles around the heart following a heart attack.
MRI scans provide valuable information on glands and organs within the abdomen, and accurate information about the structure of the joints, soft tissues, and bones of the body.
Because the MRI scan gives very detailed pictures it is the best technique when it comes to finding tumors (benign or malignant abnormal growths) in the brain, including if or how much it may be spread into nearby brain tissue. The method can also be used to examine the joints, spine and sometimes the soft parts of your body such as the liver, kidneys and spleen.
Often, surgery can be deferred or more accurately directed after knowing the results of an MRI scan and that in itself may be a good reason to have an MRI.