More accurate diagnostics due to the natural weight load.
Have a more conclusive examination in a sitting or standing position.
Completely open design with a view of your companion or TV.
No constricting tubes or stifling “sandwiches”!
The solution for diagnoses without fear and stress – MRI in a sitting position!
Examination in any posture
Causes of pain finally become visible. Why? In a tunnel MRI system, you can only be examined in a lying position. But what if your pain never occurs in this position? What if you only feel pain when sitting, walking or bending over? This is exactly where the Upright MRI comes in. Because with the fully open sitting MRI, patients can be examined in almost any position: sitting, standing or even lying down. The advantage: the real movement sequences that lead to a pain symptom in everyday life can be reproduced in the sitting MRI.
The examination under natural weight load thus enables better diagnostic results, which ultimately lead to a suitable treatment method. Due to its open design, the upright MRI is the only system that allows magnetic resonance imaging examinations in which weight-bearing joints such as the knee, hip or ankle joints, but also the head and especially the spine can be examined in different postures.
Open for all
The sitting MRI is also excellently suited for the examination of children, as parents can have a relaxing effect on the offspring by holding their hands. And the upright MRI is also easily suitable for the examination of elderly people with limited mobility or people who are overweight.
The examination procedure
Before every examination, there is a detailed discussion with the radiologist, during which you should not hesitate to ask any questions that are close to your heart. Only then does the actual examination begin, during which you will not be left alone at any time. To do this, you simply sit or stand in the system, depending on the position in which you are to be examined. While you take a short seat in the rest area after the examination, the images taken of you are analysed and the findings are drawn up. The radiologist will then discuss these findings with you in detail on the basis of the images.
Take a relaxed seat
Compared to the narrow tube systems, the sitting MRI offers a much higher patient comfort in terms of freedom of movement and view as well as volume. You have a free view out of the system during the examination and look at a large monitor on which you can follow the current TV programme or watch video films. Also, it is usually not necessary to wear headphones – as is the case with closed MRI systems – because the Upright MRI works very quietly. It is even possible for a person you trust to accompany you into the MRI room.