Clinical Cases

This 64 year old male patient attended for an MRI examination of his prostate gland, as investigation of a fluctuating and rising PSA level. As he is claustrophobic, he was unable to undergo a conventional closed MRI examination. The peripheral zone is clearly visualised distinct from the transitional zone, which has the characteristic appearances of […]


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Neutral seated This patient’s lumbar spine has a grade one anterolisthesis at the L4-5 level that is minimally unstable, and shows a reduction in annular height anteriorly on forward flexion, which increases when the spine is extended. Weight-bearing and variable patient positioning enables a more precise diagnosis. The Medserena open Upright MRI system permits scanning […]


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Sagittal T2 This claustrophobic patient was referred to Medserena after refusing an MRI in a “conventional” closed scanner.┬áThe examination of his left elbow demonstrates a large haematoma within the proximal common flexor group following trauma.      


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Neutral position: retroversion of odontoid peg This 37 year old patient has a history of neck pain, headaches and dizziness. There is retroversion of the odontoid peg and in the neutral position the cervical spine angle measures 0┬░, with a large range of movement into flexion, and evidence of spinal instability as manifest by anterolisthesis […]


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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. This patient was unable to be scanned in a conventional tunnel scanner due to their size. […]


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