MRI High Field Stand-Up Open MRI
On the left
is Rose Radiology's upright Open MRI (Tru-Scan MRI). The images
on the top right show differences in the disc appearance between
supine and upright extensions of the cervical spine. The images
on the bottom right show differences in the lumbar spine and lumbar
discs between supine and seated postures in a post-operative patient
(left is supine, right is seated).
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Imaging (MRI) is a painless way to look inside your body without
using X-rays. Instead, it uses a large magnet, radio waves, and
a computer to scan your body and produce detailed pictures that
cannot be seen on conventional x-rays.
to easily differentiate between soft tissues makes it the best exam
for many procedures, including head, spine and musculoskeletal studies.
Our Upright MRI (TruSCAN MRI) Stand-up has unobstructed views in front and above you, allowing you to watch television on a monitor mounted on the wall at the front of the room. We are the ONLY Stand-up MRI in the Tampa Bay area!
Each exam lasts 30 to
60 minutes. No special preparation is required. You may eat or drink
as usual, unless your doctor has given you other instructions.
Because the MRI uses
a large magnet and metal objects interfere with the scan, you will
be asked to remove and store valuables and other objects in a private
It is important to tell
us if you have a pacemaker, think you may be pregnant or have medical
or dietary constraints that could interfere with the procedure.
Also, please let us know if you are/were a machinist, welder, auto
mechanic or work with metal in any capacity. It is very important
to let us know if you even suspect you have anything metallic within
your body, such as surgical clips, joint or bone pins, metal plates,
unremoved bullets, shrapnel, BB shots, cochlear implants, neurostimulators
or permanent tattoos. These items may interfere with the procedure.
Our technologist will
help you lay down on a padded table that slides into the examining
area. A device called a "coil" will be placed over or
under you. It helps the MRI create a clearer picture.
Once you are
comfortable, the technologist will step into the control area, staying
in constant contact with you through the window and intercom. You
will not feel anything during the exam, but you will hear different
sounds (muffled thumping) for several minutes.
Try to relax as much
as possible; any movement during this time will blur the picture.
When the exam is done, the technologist will assist you off the
to our FAQ - Upright MRI (TruSCAN MRI) Stand up or OPEN MRI headings for additional
questions & answers.