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Brand New Scanning Technology Helps Faster And More Reliable Patient Diagnoses

Upright MRI of Deerfield is a leading innovator in the medical world. Their Upright MRI Scanners provide an easy and stress-free way to diagnose patients with symptoms of Cranio-cervical Joint Instability (CCJ) and Chiari Malformations.

Traditional MRI scanners require the patients to lay down, which can cause anxiety for people who suffer from claustrophobia and could cause skewed results, as the head and neck lay in an unnatural position.

With the innovations in technology, Deerfield has created an amazing Upright MRI Scanner which promotes open spaces, reducing the feeling of claustrophobia, creating a greater sense of dignity and providing a much better scope for accurate diagnoses due to the more natural position of the head.

Dr. Michael Fox, the CEO of Upright MRI Deerfield now states that an update to the already fabulous technology has made the MRI experience even faster and more comfortable for patients. The update included new, powerful magnets and extra coding to increase reliability.

This will lead to earlier diagnoses for patients, meaning they can seek healthcare much sooner, preventing long-term discomfort.

CCJ Instability – What does it mean?

This condition is when the ligaments that support the head and attach it to the neck become flimsy or stretchy, losing their strength and ability to hold the head steady on the neck.

This can be caused by an accident or injury or could be the result of a congenital problem such as Ehler-Danlos Syndrome.

Chiari Malformation

This condition is caused by parts of the brain (cerebellum) bulging through the skull at the back where it connects to the spinal column. This puts pressure on the spine and can cause mild neck pain at first, which may become more severe if left untreated, even sometimes resulting in some loss of physical function.

These two conditions affect thousands of people each year and traditional MRIs, while being able to diagnose, may take much longer due to the outdated technology and position of the head and neck when scanning.

State-of-the-art Upright MRI Scanners with new updates can diagnose the potential problem in a single visit, meaning patients can immediately begin treatment.

How Can An Upright MRI Scanner Help?

Upright MRI Scanners were first created in 1996 and allow the patient to sit within the walls of the scanner. The chair in the middle means that patients can sit comfortably within the scanner and the chair adjusts to the right height and angle.

The scanner then moves to consider all of the essential areas, while the patients sit in their normal upright position. This removes anxieties from laying down in a tube, as the traditional scanners would require and also helps to diagnose patients with other physical disabilities, as they may find it difficult to get into a traditional scanner.

Dr. Fox went on to say, “The new procedures and updated technology go a long way to helping patients get an accurate diagnosis as soon as possible. These conditions previously took multiple appointments to diagnose based purely on the unnatural position the patient would lay in to be scanned, which didn’t highlight the strain on the ligaments or any inflammation, leaving doctors perplexed. Today, the Upright MRI Scanners and increased technology allow for diagnosis on day one, helping out patients with faster treatment and also freeing up more time in the medical field to assess more patients.”

If you’d like to find out more about Upright MRI of Deerfield and its advanced technology, visit their website: https://www.uprightmrideerfield.com or contact them at 847-291-9321.

Upright MRI of Deerfield

457 Lake Cook Road (Deerfield Park Plaza)


Illinois 60015

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