The Welcome Back Centre, a multi-disciplinary health clinic uses an upright MRI to treat it’s patients. Upright MRI’s are relatively rare, compared to the common ordinary or recumbent MRI machines, in which the patient lays flat. In an upright MRI, the patient is standing or sitting, a position which allows doctors to see an imagine of the patient while he or she is experiencing the pain. The space between spinal disks is smaller when we are standing than sitting, which can lead to an inaccurate image.
A 2010 study of whiplash patients found that upright MRI detected trauma more than twice as often is those imaged in the recumbent MRI.
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