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Cervical Spine MRI
 
Cervical spine MRI is a suitable tool in the assessment of all cervical spine (vertebrae C1 - C7) segments (computed tomography (CT) images may be unsatisfactory close to the thoracic spine due to shoulder artifacts). The cervical spine is particularly susceptible to degenerative problems caused by the complex anatomy and its large range of motion.
Advantages of magnetic resonance imaging MRI are the high soft tissue contrast (particularly important in diagnostics of the spinal cord), the ability to display the entire spine in sagittal views and the capacity of 3D visualization. Magnetic resonance myelography is a useful supplement to conventional MRI examinations in the investigation of cervical stenosis. Myelographic sequences result in MR images with high contrast that are similar in appearance to conventional myelograms. Additionally, open MRI studies provide the possibility of weight-bearing MRI scan to evaluate structural positional and kinetic changes of the cervical spine.
Indications of cervical spine MRI scans include the assessment of soft disc herniations, suspicion of disc hernia recurrence after operation, cervical spondylosis, osteophytes, joint arthrosis, spinal canal lesions (tumors, multiple sclerosis, etc.), bone diseases (infection, inflammation, tumoral infiltration) and paravertebral spaces.
State-of-the-art phased array spine coils and high performance MRI machines provide high image quality and short scan time. Imaging protocols for the cervical spine includes sagittal T1 weighted and T2 weighted sequences with 3-4 mm slice thickness and axial slices; usually contiguous from C2 through T1. Additionally, T2 fat suppressed and T1 post contrast images are often useful in spine imaging.
See also Lumbar Spine MRI.
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Pre-Op MRI Predicts Outcome of Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy
Wednesday, 19 June 2013   by www.doctorslounge.com    
Imaging Technique for Spinal Cord Injury Shows Promise
Sunday, 22 December 2013   by www.wauwatosanow.com    
In Vivo 3-D Cervical Spine Kinematics Demonstrated
Thursday, 19 May 2011   by www.doctorslounge.com    
MRI Images at a 45-Degree Angle Through The Cervic al Neural Forami na:A Technique For Improved Visualization(.pdf)
2006   by www.painphysicianjournal.com    
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FONAR CorporationMRI Resource Directory:
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www.fonar.com The company is a leading manufacturer and developer of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners. The Patient Friendly MRI Company, formed in 1978, is engaged in the business of inventing, manufacturing, selling and servicing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners. FONAR is the oldest MRI company in the world. After receiving hundreds of millions in a windfall from protecting their MRI patents, they made a MRI scanner that no other MRI manufacturer has. One that the patient stands in and they call Indomitable, the Stand-Up MRI. Patients like it because it is the least claustrophobic, most comfortable MRI on the market. Doctors like it because of its superior image quality and for the first time, the patient can be scanned in the weight-bearing position, or the position of pain or symptom. In October of 2004, the company changed the product name of the Stand-Up MRI to the Upright MRI. Fonar introduced the first "open" MRI scanner in 1980 and is the originator of the iron-core nonsuperconductive and permanent magnet technology.
Product Lines:
Upright™ MRI
QUAD™ 12000 - Its 19-inch gap and Whisper Gradients™ make it extraordinarily spacious, quiet and comfortable. With its signal to noise advantage of 0.6 T and its comprehensive array of Organ-Specific™ receiver coils, the QUAD™ 12000 provides high-speed, high resolution and high contrast scanning. Product Specification
OR 360º™ - cleared for marketing by the FDA in March 2000, 360° access to the patient. A dual-purpose scanner, it can be used for conventional diagnostic scanning when not in surgical mode. Product Specification
Open Sky MRI™ - A dual purpose scanner for high-throughput scanning. Product Specification
Echo™ - open, comfortable, compact, reliable, easily sited and economical. Product Specification
Scanners in progress - Pinnacle™, a high-field superconducting Open MRI - mpExtremity MRI™, a small, in-office, weight-bearing MRI for extremities.
Contact Information
MAIL FONAR Corporation
110 Marcus Drive
Melville, N.Y. 11747
USA
PHONE +1-631-694-2929
FAX +1-631-390-7766
E-MAIL Sales@FONAR.com
ONLINE www.fonar.com
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FONAR Announces Fiscal 2014 Second Quarter Earnings Results
Friday, 14 February 2014   by www.twst.com    
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Fonar Is An Unusual And Undervalued Play On The Obesity Epidemic
Monday, 8 December 2014   by seekingalpha.com    
MRI's inside story
Thursday, 4 December 2003   by www.economist.com    
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G-SCANInfoSheet: - Devices -
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www.esaote.de/04_kernspin/gscan/gscan.htm From Esaote S.p.A.; Esaote introduced the new G-SCAN at the RSNA in Dec. 2004. The G-SCAN covers almost all musculoskeletal applications including the spine. The tilting gantry is designed for scanning in weight-bearing positions. This unique MRI scanner is developed in line with the Esaote philosophy of creating high quality MRI systems that are easy to install and that have a low breakeven point.

Device Information and Specification (Under Development)
CLINICAL APPLICATION Musculoskeletal, extremity
CONFIGURATION Open MRI
SURFACE COILS Spine, extremity, shoulder, flex coil, knee dual phased array, ankle//foot dual phased array, hand//wrist dual phased array
PULSE SEQUENCES SE, GE, IR, STIR, TSE, 3D CE, GE-STIR, 3D GE, ME, TME, HSE
IMAGING MODES Single, multislice, volume study, fast scan, multi slab, cine
FOV 100 up to 350 mm, 25 mm displayed
DISPLAY MATRIX 512 x 512
MEASURING MATRIX 256 x 256 maximum
MAGNET TYPE Permanent
BORE DIAMETER
or W x H
33 cm H, open
POWER REQUIREMENTS 100/110/200/220/230/240
FIELD STRENGTH 0.25 T
STRENGTH 25 mT/m
5-GAUSS FRINGE FIELD, radial/axial 180 cm
SHIMMING Passive
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Hitachi Medical Systems America Inc.(USA)/Hitachi Medical Corp.(Tokyo)MRI Resource Directory:
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www.hitachimed.com Hitachi Medical Systems America, Inc. (HMSA), is a major provider of magnetic resonance imaging systems in the United States. Hitachi has more than 2300 installed permanent magnet MR imaging systems worldwide. As a full-line supplier of medical imaging equipment in Japan, Hitachi Medical Corporation (HMC) founded HMSA to provide a direct link to the U.S. marketplace. Altaire™ , the open MR system from Hitachi, extends the family of open MRI products.

MRI Related Product Lines:
Echelon™ 1.5T
AIRIS II™
Altaire™
MRP-7000™

Contact Information
MAIL Hitachi Medical Systems America, Inc.
1959 Summit Commerce Park
Twinsburg, Ohio 44087 USA
PHONE +1-800-800-3106
+1-330-425-1313
FAX +1-330-425-1410
ONLINE www.hitachimed.com
CONTACT INFO PAGE www.hitachimed.com/contact
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RSNA update on new MRI technology(.pdf)
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Intraoperative Magnetic Resonance ImagingMRI Resource Directory:
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With an open configuration MRI system neurosurgical procedures can be performed using image guidance. Open MRI can be used to guide interventional treatments or procedures, such as a biopsy.
Intraoperative MRI allows lesions to be precisely localized and targeted. Constantly updated images, correlated with images obtained pre-operatively, help to eliminate errors that can arise during framed and frameless stereotactic surgery when anatomic structures alter their position due to shifting or displacement of, e.g. brain parenchyma.
Intraoperative MRI can help with the identification of normal structures, such as blood vessels and is helpful in optimizing surgical approaches, achieving complete resection of intracerebral lesions, determining tumor margins and monitoring potential intraoperative complications.
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Intraoperative MRI in neurosurgery: Technical overkill or the future of brain surgery?
2003   by www.neurologyindia.com    
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MR Surgical Suite, Improving surgical procedure quality (.pdf)
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