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Why Upright MRI?

Why Upright MRI?


Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a safe, proven technique for obtaining high-definition images of the inside of the human body. These images allow your physician or chiropractor to see injuries or misalignments that cannot be found through external examination. Magnetic Resonance Imaging is a much used and highly valued tool of modern medicine.

A recumbent or "lying down" MRI requires the patient to lie still inside a tube during the scan. Many patients find this experience physically uncomfortable and a source of intense stress and anxiety, since it requires being in an enclosed dark space for an extended period of time. Further, MRI scans conducted in a recumbent position fail to simulate the position in which many patients experience their worst symptoms. Standing, bending, or stretching can cause pain for some patients, but the pain diminishes when lying down (during the scan). As a result, the cause of the pain may not be as visible in a recumbent scan, and therefore, not found.

The technology behind Upright MRI changes all that. Its innovative, state-of-the-art design allows patients to be scanned in many different positions, so that pain or discomfort can be identified as it occurs and when it occurs. Time and time again our radiologists have been able to find physical abnormalities through an Upright MRI scan that have been missed in previous recumbent based scans.

The advantages are clear. Come see for yourself Why Upright MRI? of Deerfield is the MRI of choice for patients and their doctors.

The advantages of Upright MRI include:

  • Patients are much more comfortable and the experience is much less confining (therefore, minimizing claustrophobia)
  • The ability to perform weight bearing positional studies for the spine, shoulder, pelvis, SI joints, knee, ankle, feet, hips, and brain
  • The ability to perform MRI of the brain
  • The ability to perform studies in flexion, extension, rotation, and lateral bending positions
  • The ability to perform Gated/Kinematic Studies
  • Upright MRI can evaluate effects of gravity on Pelvic Viscera for patients with suspected bladder, uterus, and rectal prolapsed - without preparation or probing - making the study truly comfortable for the patient
  • The ability to perform prostate studies for patients without preparation or probing, making the study truly comfortable for the patient
  • Upright MRI has higher field strength than any other “open” MRI scanners, which allows for higher resolution and enhanced image quality
  • Ideal for larger patients contingent on height and weight
  • Always welcome to stop by and see

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Superior Patient Care

We want to ensure that your experience with Upright MRI of Deerfield exceeds your expectations. For your convenience we proudly offer the following:

  • Easy patient scheduling (either online or via phone)
  • Early morning, evening and Saturday appointments available
  • Same day scheduling for emergencies
  • Same day reads upon request
  • Films or CD given to patient/doctor upon request
  • Online images available to physicians
  • Reports within 48 hours
  • Board Certified Radiologists and Technologists
  • Radiologists available for consultations
  • Dedicated, highly trained, friendly staff
  • Compassionate, professional, one-on-one care
  • Participation with most insurance companies
  • Workman’s Compensation and Personal Injury cases are welcome (attorney liens accepted)
  • Payment plans offered
  • Financial arrangements for hardship cases

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MRI Services Include

  • 24-48 Hour Turnaround on Reports (Read by Board Certified Radiologist)
  • Same Day Appointments
  • After Hour Appointments Available
  • Films or CD Given to Patient/Doctor upon Request
  • Positional Studies
  • Payment Plans
  • MasterCard and Visa Accepted
  • Most Major Insurances Accepted
  • Transportation Available Upon Request

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