At SpineNevada's offices in Sparks and Reno, we have exclusivity to the region’s only “In-Motion”
MRI scanner, the Esaote G-scan Brio and the Extremity O-Scan MRI. This InMotion MRI allows us to image you in both the
supine (flat on your back) position and the standing position.
The MRI table actually rotates from the horizontal position to
a vertical position which allows pictures to be taken while the
neck and low back are in a weight bearing state. This potentially
demonstrates a disc herniation or “pinched” nerve that might
otherwise not be seen with the usual MRI performed only in the
lying down position.
SpineNevada’s musculoskeletal and extremity MRI is
called the Esaote O-Scan MRI. All Esaote MRI
systems have patient comfort at heart and the O-Scan
is no exception. O-Scan is the ultimate solution for MRI of the knee,
calf, ankle, foot, hand, wrist, forearm and elbow
because of the patient experience and high quality
Does your back or neck hurt when you are
standing or laying down? If you are like most people who experience
pain while standing, weight bearing MRI is for you!** In
addition, this MRI is open and not like the typical donut-shaped
tube. This advanced open architecture MRI scanner can also
image many different joints (e.g. hips, knees, shoulders, elbows,
wrists and ankles) while also allowing for significant flexibility in
positioning of the patient thereby maximizing comfort without
Imaging services performed at SpineNevada are read by a board-certified diagnostic radiologist. The SpineNevada Radiology department includes advanced trained radiology technicians led by Dr. Stefan Franciosa, a board-certified and fellowship-trained interventional and diagnostic radiologist.
Many symptoms of pain and discomfort occur or worsen when the human body stands. A conventional MRI in which the person is lying down only may not show the disease or condition causing the particular symptoms. An advantage of the G-scan Brio is that the standing and tilting MRI provides additional views needed by doctors to accurately diagnose musculoskeletal conditions. The tiltable Esaote G-Force Brio at SpineNevada provides more detail, better accuracy and greater confidence .
With the G-scan Brio you can gain a more complete
understanding of the joint under examination. The forces
of gravity generate bio-mechanical changes in the human
anatomy, so MR imaging in the natural standing position allows
you to obtain extra details which would not normally be seen.
**The Spine Nevada MRI scheduling team will work with each individual to ensure the InMotion MRI is the right choice. Our support staff will request specific measurements of the patient to ensure the MRI is a good fit.
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