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The larger patient

We are all aware that people are getting larger. Often accessing diagnostic imaging can be a challenge for larger patients as MRI scanners, for example, have a limit to the weight and size of person that can be accommodated.

The FONAR Upright MRI system at the Medserena Upright MRI Centre is able to accommodate heavier patients more easily than conventional closed scanners, without a loss in diagnostic image quality. Patients weighing up to 35stone (226 kg) may be scanned.

Large patient positioned ready to enter the scanner gantry

Large patient positioned ready to enter the scanner gantry



Patient access is more straightforward as the scanner starts in the upright position, with a completely open front. This makes it much easier to introduce, position and manoeuvre the larger patient. The examination can be performed in the standing, sitting or lying position depending on requirements, as the bed can be tilted after the patient enters the gantry.

The added advantage is that it is much less stressful for the patient, particularly if they are claustrophobic, as there is nothing in front of their face.

The Medserena Upright MRI Centre offers a range of MRI procedures and is recognised by all major health insurers. NHS patients are also welcome where prior funding approval is in place.

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The Upright Positional MRI System offers the unique possibility of scanning patients in an upright or weight-bearing position.