June is Scoliosis Awareness month; here is what you can do. Please join us in bringing awareness to those with scoliosis that surgery is not the only option. Despite multiple studies have shown that over a 30 year period, scoliosis surgery adversely affected the quality of life scores when compared to those that chose to live well with scoliosis. The orthopedic insistence that surgery is the only option has handcuffed the families and patients into accepting a treatment they knew wasn’t the best option for them. Today things are changing. Thanks to our patients who spoke up and let people […]
I recently took a call from a parent of an 11 year old diagnosed with scoliosis when she was 7 years old. During the past 4 years she has been under the care of an orthopedist who has dutifully monitored the child with x-rays during that time. At the last meeting the doctor recommended the child try some Schroth scoliosis exercises and recommended they find a local therapist trained in the 94 year old method. What changed? why did the Orthopedist suddenly recommend a nearly 100 year old method after 4 years of watchful waiting. This type of phone call […]
In photo: Dr. Gary Deutchman, Dr. Marc Lamantia, Dr. Raymond Damadian with patient. MRI is not new, however Fonar Inc. has recently released their Scoliosis Coil, a modification which makes MRI useful in the measurement of Cobb Angles.
I would like to introduce you to information on our new scoliosis coil and screening/follow-up imaging application. The scoliosis application uses a multi-channel, phased array, 80 cm, planar RF coil. This coil allows imaging of the entire spine (c-1 to s-1) in the standing upright position or seated upright position. The scoliosis application allows for screening and follow-up of the patient without exposure to ionizing radiation. The entire study can be completed in 10 minutes or less resulting in economic feasibility for MRI. The multi planar MRI results provide additional information, not available from current P-A and lateral flat plane x-rays. This is a Win, […]
FONAR Invents Radiation-Free Method to Diagnose and Monitor Scoliosis Breakthrough Can End Later-Life Breast Cancer Induced by Overexposure To Spine X-Rays MELVILLE, NEW YORK, November 26, 2007 – FONAR Corporation (NASDAQ-FONR), The Inventor of MR Scanning™, announced today at the 93rd meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago a groundbreaking invention in the diagnosis and monitoring of scoliosis. The patent-pending breakthrough utilizes new software and a new receiver coil developed for the unique FONAR UPRIGHT® Multi-Position™ MRI. The dramatic result is a single picture of the entire spine in the upright position (SEE PHOTO). Upright Scan […]