Author: peerkrueger

The 77 year-old patient presented here complained of weight-bearing-dependent lumboischialgia persisting for more than one year. Nine months before the Upright MRI, a synovial cyst, believed to be causing the symptoms, was removed from the small left vertebral joint L4/5. The back pain and pain in the right leg have improved. The pains in the […]


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This particular case involves a patient whose condition can be diagnosed on the basis of an MRI scan performed in a natural weight-bearing position. This would not be feasible with conventional supine MRI. The 34 year-old patient presented here complained post-operatively of weight-bearing and posture-dependent pain, increasing throughout the day and radiating to both legs, […]


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This case refers to a 62 year-old male patient presenting recurrent lumbar syndrome for 2 years and treated with conservative pain therapy. Symptoms include persistent low back pain and pseudoradical lumbar ischialgia, clearly radiating as far as the feet on the right side. In addition, his walking ability is limited to 100 m. Marked additional […]


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The 60 year-old patient presented here is suffering from chronic, recurrent lumbar syndrome, which has become progressively worse over the last 2 years. This is accompanied by pseudoradical lumbar ischialgia radiating to both legs, depending on load and posture, and limited walking ability. An earlier examination in the supine position did not con rm diagnosis. […]


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The 44 year-old female patient presented here has been complaining, for approximately one year, of cervical spine discomfort radiating to the head and face. The discomfort was mainly experienced in the upright position and was particularly severe on leaning backwards. Nerve root compression in segment C7 was suspected following clinical examination. A conventional MRI scan […]


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The patient presented here sustained considerable bruising to the head and cervical spine on falling down the stairs in 1999. This resulted in contusion of the myelon and instability between C2 and C3. Paraplegia with total flaccid paresis of the arms and legs occurred immediately after the fall. Rehabilitation resulted in incomplete restoration, predominantly to […]


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The 44 year-old female patient presented here is intolerant to numerous chemicals. She is complaining of discomfort in both shoulders and a diffuse, bilateral tingling sensation in the upper extremities. No dizziness and headaches were reported. An MRI scan of the cervical spine was taken to clarify the symptoms. Standard MRI scan in the supine […]


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The Upright MRI system allows MRI diagnosis of the cervical spine in the upright, natural weight-bearing position. Full functional assessments are also feasible with Upright MRI scans. In addition to the neutral, upright position, the cervical spine can also be imaged in the flexion, extension, lateral tilt and rotation positions. This system can be used […]


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In addition to conventional magnetic resonance imaging of the hip joints, examinations can also be carried out in natural weight-bearing positions with Upright MRI. The hips can also be examined in various positions such as rotation or flexion. The patient can clearly see outside the system during the examination. Therefore, the procedure is also particularly […]


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In Upright MRI, in addition to conventional knee-joint examinations, function tests can also be carried out in natural weight-bearing positions and with various degrees of flexion. The images shown below were recorded in a patient who complained of stabbing pains on climbing the stairs. The symptoms disappeared when the knee was fully extended. Upright MRI […]


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