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 […]