Sep-Oct 2017


Upright MRI comes to the Middle East

American Upright MRI will be the fi rst facility in the Middle East equipped with the Upright Multi-Position MRI, manufactured by FONAR Corporation USA. We (American Upright MRI) are proud to make Dubai, UAE the fi rst home and Flagship of this cutting-edge, American technology which fi lls a void in diagnostic MRI services in the Middle East, to provide a luxurious, comfortable experience for patients. We aim to educate and inform specialty physicians of the superior quality and diagnostic value of a weight-bearing MRI scan. When they see the difference of the ‘True Picture’ of the spine under the force of gravity they can make better assessments and provide more certainty in their clinical decisions.

Specifications: The Fonar Upright MRI, also known as the Stand-Up MRI, is the most non-claustrophobic whole-body MRI scanner. It has the following specifi cations:

  • 0.6 Tesla field strength
  • Iron-frame electromagnet weighing 113 tons
  • Front-open and top-open magnet design
  • Magnetic poles are on the left and right of the patient
  • Horizontal (transaxial) magnetic fi eld orientation
  • 18-inch (46 cm) pole-to-pole, horizontal gap
  • Medical Specialties for which it can be used:
  • Weight-bearing studies of the human anatomy
  • Unrestricted range-of-motion for flexion, extension, rotation and lateral bending
  • Brain scans with the patient upright (vertical)
  • Patient positioning plays a critical role in detecting clinically signifi cant pathology
  • Multi-positional capabilities for positional MRI

The medical specialties include:

  • Neurosurgeons
  • Orthopedic surgeons
  • Rheumatologists
  • Neurologists
  • Pediatricians o Plastic Surgeons
  • Bariatric/Diabetic/Obesity studies
  • Gynecologists
  • Sports Physicians

The unique physical configuration of the UPRIGHT MRI makes it the worldfs most patient-friendly MRI and the only MRI that can scan patients in any position, allowing it to detect problems that may be underestimated or completely missed by other types of MRI.

  • The only true Open MRI
  • The most non-claustrophobic wholebody Open MRI.
  • Walk in, stand or sit for the scan.
  • An unprecedented degree of patient comfort because there is an unobstructed view of the scanner room from inside the magnet. There is nothing in front of the patientfs face. You can watch TV while you are doing your scan.
  • Movable, trans-polar stabilization bars to enhance patient comfort and stability during multi-positional scans such as fl exion, extension, rotation and lateral bending.
  • 'Whisper Gradients' for quiet scans
  • The machine can accommodate large patients over 215kg.
  • The machine can scan children without sedation. 

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Konica Minolta introduces advanced AeroDR HD detector

Areas of interest are not always easily visible. Only when you zoom in you are able to make the right diagnosis. Konica Minolta introduces its most sophisticated digital X-ray detector: the AeroDR HD detector with the highest resolution and sensitivity enabling the highest image quality and lower radiation doses. With 100ƒÊm pixel size, it displays micro structures and increases the visibility of the bone trabecular. Not only is the edge of the bone clearer, there is also no pixel shape when zooming in. The lightweight and robust structure makes it easy to handle in your daily clinical routine. When details matter, you can rely on Konica Minolta.


Date of upload: 22nd Sep 2017

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