Upright Open MRI Centres
An open upright MRI has significant advantages to other MRI which traditionally has been done in a prone position. Patients can be imaged in several different positions, standing, sitting or bending allowing patients to adopt the precise weight bearing position in which they experience pain. As a result, it is more likely that the cause can be localised quickly and accurately without further examinations and unnecessary interventions.
The London Upright MRI centre was the first clinical upright MRI in the UK. MESL raised the finance and provided a Managing Director to lead the business in its development stage ensuring a strong platform for the successful operation. As the project developed MESL became more involved in the challenge to finance and secure planning permission to locate the scanner which weighs 135 tonnes and is 11 feet high. MESL used its expertise to provide strong core management, investment and finance experience.
The project is now a great success and United Open MRI now have centres in
A fourth centre is due to open in 2015. MESL remains a shareholder in United Open MRI Ltd and further details about these projects can be found here or by clicking the image below to view a short introductory video.