Why is “positional” MRI important?
In a traditional MRI system, the patient is lying on their back comfortably on a table. The problem is, the pain and symptoms of many injuries are only apparent when the patient is standing upright, bending over or moving their body in a certain way.
Unlike a traditional MRI positional MRI allows the patient to be imaged in the specific position where their symptoms are occurring.
This allows a more accurate assessment of what is causing the patient’s pain. In addition, many surgeons find this information to be highly useful in their surgical planning.