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Sport Specific MRI

The symptoms of the majority, if not all sports injuries are experienced when upright, and weight bearing. A complete, accurate MRI assessment can only be made when in the position of maximal pain/discomfort.

This is NOT possible lying down in a MRI scanner but is easily assessed when weight bearing or in the position of maximal discomfort, in an Upright MRI Scanner. Patient positioning plays a critical role in detecting otherwise occult pathology

Sport specific positional weight-bearing MRI imaging demonstrates the full extent of athletic injury, which is not possible in conventional, supine scanners, offering a unique patient positioning system and outstanding flexibility in scan technique.


Translate, Rotate, Elevate

Flexion, Extension, Lateral Bending, Rotation

Standing, Sitting, Upright, Weight-Bearing

Scans patients in the position that generates pain


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Sport Specific MRI

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