Friday, 12 October 2007

Just walk in and stand for your MRI

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MRIs aren't fun, and for some they can be downright scary. But what if you could just walk in and stand in what amounts to a small closet with an open door? The world's first upright walk-in MRI machine will let you do just that!

There are obviously several advantages in using a machine like this, among them the fact that people can be scanned in weight-bearing states and in positions of pain for a better idea of what's really wrong, in addition to sitting and the traditional lying down positions. And children can even be scanned while sitting on their parent's lap, which means they probably won't need to be sedated.

I wonder how long before these make it to a hospital near us?


Via Book of Joe

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