Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) protocols
At Medserena we specialise in imaging for patients suffering from EDS, and as far as we are aware we are the only MRI Centre in the UK to do so. Upright MRI is able to provide a much more thorough examination of such patients due to it’s dynamic element, which is missing from “conventional” MRI where patients would typically be examined in a “passive” supine position only.
Our routine scan of the cervical spine is made sitting upright with the neck in the normal position, then flexed and then extended to give a dynamic study.
The cranio-cervical junction is also scanned sitting to allow full assessment of the, atlanto-axial joint (C1-C2), foramen magnum and cerebellar tonsils under the effects of gravity. As well as being performed sitting normally, further images are made with the head turned first to the right and then to the left giving a rotational dynamic study to assess for any instability or dislocation due to the presence of lax ligaments, not infrequently seen in persons with EDS.
The Upright Positional MRI System offers the unique possibility of scanning patients in an upright or weight-bearing position.DOWNLOAD CLINICAL FLYER