Open Upright MRI

Open Upright or Stand-Up MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

Clermont Radiology is a Magnetic Resonance Imaging Accredited Facility by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

Magnetic Resonance Imaging, MR or MRI is an advanced imaging method that produces images of the body without surgery or x-rays. Magnetic Resonance Imaging utilizes the forces of magnetism and radio waves to create images or pictures of the human body.

You are placed in a strong magnetic field, which causes the hydrogen atoms in your body to align in a positive position to receive radio signals. Your body then transmits signals of its own which are collected and processed by a computer then transformed into the images that our radiologist will read.

Open Upright or Stand-Up MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) - Clermont Radiology

For patient who are claustrophobic (have extreme difficulty and are wary of being confined in small spaces), the Upright MRI is the perfect solution. The Upright MRI allows imaging of the spine in an upright, weight-bearing position and views the curvature of the vertebrae and soft tissues including the nerves and discs.

The Upright MRI has the ability to put the patient in the position necessary to give the most complete and accurate diagnosis. As a result of its unique ability to scan patients in weight-bearing positions, the Upright MRI has detected problems that would have gone undetected on ordinary lie-down scanners.

Tell the technologist if any of the following pertain to you:

  • You have a pacemaker
  • History of working with metal
  • Brain aneurysm clips
  • History of injury during Military service
  • Metallic plates or other implants
  • Nursing or chance you could be pregnant