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We now have a coil that can take a full image of the entire upright spine -- within eight minutes. This radiation-free evaluation can also monitor the success of treatment. An accurate evaluation of scoliosis requires the patient to be upright. Conventional recumbent "tube" MRI cannot meet this need. This radiation-free application can be performed in the same amount of time and at the same cost as diagnosis and monitoring by x-ray. It sees not only the curvature of the vertebrae but also the soft tissue. There are saggital and axial views of the entire spine -- with no radiation. The 3-plane visualizations are achieved by 3D acquisition with curved multi-planar reconstruction. Both Cobb angles and angular rotation of the vertebrae are measured including the spinal cord, intervertebral discs, nerve roots and spinal ligaments. The National Cancer Institute reported in a 2000 study of 5,466 women that demonstrated with scoliosis experienced a 70% greater risk of developing breast cancer that resulted from their protracted exposure to diagnostic x-ray.

Mark Lammers
East bay Upright MRI
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HAYWARD, CALIFORNIA, September 2009 - East Bay Upright MRI announced today it has opened its innovative MRI facility under new management with new technology on the campus of Life Chiropractic College West, in Hayward California.

In a press release, Reza Badiee, Executive Vice President of Life Chiropractic College West said, "As the only weight-bearing MRI operating on a college or university campus in the United States, the FONAR Upright Multi-Position MRI offers tremendous opportunities to local chiropractors, neuro and orthopedic surgeons and podiatrists as well as Life Chiropractic College Wests' own research department."

"Together with our sister site in San Jose, Vision Upright MRI, we have among the most powerful team of professionals in the country and bring a very clear alternative of care for Northern California doctors," said Mark Lammers of East Bay Upright MRI. "As a technology, research and service facility featuring the upright multi-position MRI, we plan research in radiation-free scoliosis and thoracic outlet syndrome. As part of our innovation, we will offer spinal wellness care."

J. Randy Jinkins, MD, FACR, FEC, Neuroradiologist for East Bay Upright MRI said, "The upright MRI has become the standard of care because it is the only MRI able to put the patient in the position that generates symptoms. This will allow the referring doctors to be able to make a far more comprehensive and accurate evaluation of their patient's conditions."

East Bay Upright MRI is an innovator in service, technology and research. It is located at 25001 Industrial Boulevard, Suite A off Highway 92 on the campus of Life Chiropractic College West. Services include quick patient appointments, immediate access to images and 12-hour turnaround for final reports. Office hours are 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Monday through Friday. Saturday appointments available. .

Contact Mark Lammers at 415-420-8388,

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