The FONAR Upright® MRI in the Dallas Metroplex
Since inception in 2003, Up & Open Imaging has performed over 32,000 exams, and has worked with upwards of 700 doctors in the metroplex and beyond. The capabilities of the FONAR Upright® MRI are being consistently examined within the medical community, and the acceptance of this “new” technology is growing widely. We are proud to be one of the only Upright® MRI units in the DFW area, and we are constantly working to keep our patients and referral sources 100% pleased with our service and images.
How does the FONAR Upright® Multi-Position™ MRI at Up & Open Imaging differ from traditional MRI scanners?
When our business was conceived, it was done with the notion that the medical community needed the superior technology of the FONAR Upright® Multi-Postion™ MRI to better diagnose and treat patients. See why this machine is advantageous.
Machine Specifics from FONAR
The magnetic field strength of the FONAR UPRIGHT® Multi-Position™ MRI is 0.6 Tesla. At 0.6 Tesla, it is categorized as a “Mid-Field” MRI. Most other “Open / Lie Down” MRIs operate at 0.3 Tesla.
Many equate magnetic field strength to image quality – the higher the field, the better the image. All other things being equal, that is a fair statement. However, with the FONAR Upright® MRI, all other things are not equal, meaning that in comparing one MRI to another, field strength is only half of the story.
The magnetic configuration of the UPRIGHT® MRI is dramatically different from all other MRIs, both High-Field MRIs and “Open / Lie Down” MRIs. As a result, the UPRIGHT® MRI is able to use both solenoid and planar RF receiver coils. No other MRI can do this.
This explains why the UPRIGHT® MRI’s 0.6 Tesla images are competitive with 1.5 Tesla High-Field MRI images.