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Where to go for Upright/Positional MRI in Canada

carolepatccarolepat Posts: 2
edited 06/11/2012 - 9:02 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
Hello all,
This is my first post. Simply wanted to follow up on posts regarding where one can go for an Upright/Positional MRI (partial or full spine MRI while in various upright positions) or a Dynamic MRI ( restricted to the cervical spine and where one's neck is positioned in flexion and extension while inside a Supine or lie-down MRI. The Upright MRI in Kamloops, BC has already been mentioned before here. However, I wanted to point out that the SUMA-MRI center in Golden Valley just 25 minutes from Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport is an excellent option for any Canadian from Central Canada. It is only about 1 hr 20 minutes flight from Toronto.
Likely to be refunded by some Extended Health plans. Possibly also by provincial health plans if pre-approved funding is arranged for by the referring MD.

For a Dynamic MRI, these are now possible in Washington state, Oregon and another state which I cannot recall now as well at last count. See the website of Pacific Rheumatology Associates and Dr Andrew Holman's work for more info.

Onward for better and faster diagnoses! Less dismissals and suffering for the patient but also savings for the healthcare system on the horizon, seeing as some of us suffer a long time and are bandied about to a lot of physicians who are paid despite the lack of proper diagnosis!
Best of luck to all.


  • I had a Dynamic MRI, and it was the only thing that gave me "proof" of my L5-S1 injury, showing the compressed disk/nerves.
    Thanks for the other information about locations.:)
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