MRI:

FONAR'S  UPRIGHT  MRI MACHINE

FONAR uses magnetic resonance
imaging (MRI) to find disease or injury
hidden inside the body. The company
was the first to market a commercial
MRI scanner in 1980, and it is trying to
stay at the forefront of the field with its
Upright MRI, which scans patients in
sitting, standing, or bending positions.
FONAR also makes the FONAR 360, a
room-sized MRI that does away with
the claustrophobia-producing enclosed
tubes of traditional machines.

For the first time, definitive anatomic
evidence of the injuries sustained by
whiplash victims in a motor vehicle
accident can be provided. Currently,
some claim that patient whiplash pain
is "non-pathologic chronic pain"
engendered by "psychosocial factors
such as litigation."
The newly published results from the
FONAR UPRIGHT Multi-Position MRI
establish that this is not correct.
FONAR Corporation, the Inventor of
MR Scanning announced  new
breakthrough results for the FONAR
UPRIGHT Multi-Position MRI. The
medical journal "Brain Injury" has just
released the exciting results of a study
of 1200 neck pain patients. The study
was published by 10 authors from
distinguished universities in the U.S.
and around the world of their results
from the scans of 1200 patients. Their
study reported that 150% more
whiplash patients had demonstrable
radiographic pathology when scanned
upright than when they were scanned
lying down. Their investigation also
reported that "patients with a history of
motor vehicle crash-associated neck
pain have a substantially higher
frequency of cerebellar tonsillar
ectopia (CTE) of 1mm or more than
non-traumatic subjects" when
examined by the FONAR UPRIGHT
MRI. As the authors reported, the
frequency of these fallen cerebellar
tonsils (CTE) was found "4 times more
often" in neck pain patients who had
experienced whiplash trauma versus
neck pain patients that had not
experienced recent trauma, when the
FONAR UPRIGHT MRI scanner was
used.