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AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,731
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:23 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
What they call the MRI's where you can sit and they can look at flexion and extension. I have a feeling, things are pretty different sitting than laying down and I'm wondering if I should ask my upcoming NS about them. Does anyone know what they are officially called??? Thanks! :H
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  • It is called a motion mri....
  • anybody here ever had one done? Are they common? I've often wondered how significant that information would be (or not), for a spiney and their doctor. Sometimes I think mine would see more of how I really am if they saw multiple positions, my lower lumbar usually 'clicks' into place (some place, not great) when I lay down and I would love for them to get a sitting or standing shot of me.. Hmm..
  • only had that done with an xray machine, flex and extend,,, It hurt because at that point my neck did not want to do that,. but I guess it showsl that dr alot more than a regular look....
  • curly said:
    What they call the MRI's where you can sit and they can look at flexion and extension. I have a feeling, things are pretty different sitting than laying down and I'm wondering if I should ask my upcoming NS about them. Does anyone know what they are officially called??? Thanks! :H
    They call it an Upright Multi Position MRI also a FONAR Mri since that's the company that designed it.
  • Its just that the pain gets worse as the day goes on especially sitting for long stretches, so I'm wondering if a sitting mri would look very different from laying down. The one laying down looks like my spine is up against my chord. thanks for the info!!! Hope you are always doing well.
  • Thanks so much, I'm going to look into it before my NS appt. I'm north of Boston, maybe there is one in that area.
  • j.howiejj.howie Brentwood, Ca., USAPosts: 1,728
    Hi curly, c's right Fonar co. makes a new hi tech imaging machine. It's called a stand up mri, but actually your sitting down. But none the less all of the imaging including flex and extension are done under the natural compression of your body. Therefore showing a lot of things that might not be seen while laying down. I thought it makes perfect scents for me because my back does not hurt as bad lying down with the pressure off. and my problems wernt showing up. but with the fonar stand up it clearly showed my problems. The machine is fairly new so it will take some research to find out who has one. The cost is a little more but I was willing to pay the difference. But the insurance wound up paying for it after they got the results.
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