By scanning the body in a standing, sitting and myriad other positions a new MRI machine that can detect persistent pain in a patient. It is available in India now.
Doctors at Indrapratha Apollo Hospital - where it was introduced - claimed that the new open-standing MRI machine provides a unique additional diagnostic element for patients who continue to experience pain even after spinal surgeries.
"When lying down, the patient hardly puts weight on the lower limb because of which a conventional MRI scan cannot detect some vital problems and deviations. This technology enables true weight-bearing examination which was not possible before and was one of the greatest challenges to MRI," said S.K. Sogani, senior consultant neurosurgery at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals here.