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Discover the cause of your pain

If you experience pain while standing and feel relief while in a non-weight bearing state, the type of MRI you are examined with matters. With the Portal Gravity System weight-bearing MRI, the patient’s position becomes an integral part of the exam’s outcome. Since the force of gravity generates bio-mechanical changes in anatomy, the Portal Gravity system simulates the stand-up position, allowing physicians to attain important additional information compared to a traditional MRI.

Impressive Image Quality

Studies reveal 20-30% larger or more frequent findings with Portal Gravity System MRI imaging than traditional non-weight bearing MRI. The spine neurosurgeons utilize the unique data provided by these imaging advancements to perform their complex, minimally invasive spine surgeries. This optimizes patient outcomes with the smallest incision possible.


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Get the most out of your MRI exam