The standing MRI is the best invention since the standard MRI!

The journey of MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) has been nothing short of remarkable. The first MRI scan, conducted in the 1970s, symbolised the embryonic stages of a diagnostic revolution. However, the early MRI scans were far from swift, often taking a painstaking five hours to complete.

Fortunately, the world of diagnostic imaging has traversed a path of incredible advancements since those initial steps.

MRI, as a medical diagnostic technique, captures intricate images of the human body using a harmless and completely safe magnetic field pulse. This non-invasive approach has brought forth a host of advantages. One of its greatest strengths lies in its ability to pinpoint injuries and issues that may elude other diagnostic methods, making it the preferred imaging tool for musculoskeletal and soft tissue assessments.

Yet, the traditional MRI had its limitations. Patients were typically scanned in a supine (lying down) position, which hindered the assessment of the impact of gravity and weight-bearing on the human body. Consequently, some issues remained concealed, as they couldn't be detected through conventional MRI scans.

Enter the Standing MRI, a ground-breaking innovation. As its name suggests, this advanced imaging system enables the scanning of specific regions of the human body in a variety of positions, including standing upright. This weight-bearing approach enhances the assessment of issues and injuries, shedding new light on the complexities of musculoskeletal conditions.

Most importantly, the insights provided by Bayside Standing MRI empower healthcare professionals, including GPs, chiropractors, physiotherapists, osteopaths, podiatrists and medical specialists, to craft tailored treatment and management plans. Armed with a comprehensive understanding of your condition, they can guide you on the journey toward a life free from injury and pain.

Experience the future of diagnostic imaging with Bayside Standing MRI, where innovation merges with compassionate patient care. Your path to accurate diagnoses and enhanced well-being begins here, marking a significant leap in the evolution of MRI technology.

A standing MRI scanner, similar to the one we use at Bayside Standing MRI, in the Melbourne suburb of Brighton

A standing MRI scanner

A traditional MRI scanner, unlike the one we use at Bayside Standing MRI, in the Melbourne suburb of Brighton, doesn't allow weight bearing images to be taken

A traditional MRI scanner