KEY FEATURES

The Centre for Hip Health and Mobility (CHHM) has the world's only Upright Open MRI wholly dedicated to research. The Upright Open MRI captures unparalleled images of the human body—including bones, joints, and cartilage—during weight bearing activity.

 

In contrast to other open MRI scanners, which open horizontally, CHHM's scanner is upright and open allowing images to be captured with the body in a range of positions, and/or bearing the weight of the body. This information is critical for a better understanding of joint function and cannot be obtained in conventional MRI scanners where participants can only be scanned lying down.

 

What makes the Upright Open MRI unique?

  • Stand-up, walk-in design allows people to be scanned in a variety of positions including standing, sitting, squatting, and lying down

  • Allows scanning during weight bearing activities (for example, standing and squatting)

  • Allows scanning in positions relevant to normal joint function. This is particularly important for imaging joints that have been injured or damaged by disease. For example, scans in a standing position for knee osteoarthritis could offer new insights into the underlying pathology

  • Many other Research Applications to obtain novel views of anatomy

Spine scan in deep extension

Spine scan in deep extension

Spine scan in deep extension

Spine scan in deep extension

Hip scan in standing splits

Hip scan in standing splits

Hip scan in standing splits

Hip scan in standing splits

Knee scan in deep flexion

Knee scan in deep flexion

Knee scan in deep flexion

Knee scan in deep flexion

Standing Hip Scan

Standing Hip Scan

Standing Hip Scan in coronal plane

Standing Hip Scan in coronal plane

Knee scan in seated position

Knee scan in seated position

Knee scan in seated position

Knee scan in seated position

Standing knee scan

Standing knee scan

Standing knee scan in sagittal plane

Standing knee scan in sagittal plane

Standing knee scan in coronal plane

Standing knee scan in coronal plane

Standing knee scan in axial plane

Standing knee scan in axial plane

Knee scan in squat

Knee scan in squat

Knee scan in squat

Knee scan in squat

Bilateral knee scan in FADIR stance

Bilateral knee scan in FADIR stance

Bilateral knee scan in FADIR stance

Bilateral knee scan in FADIR stance

Bilateral knee scan in deep flexion

Bilateral knee scan in deep flexion

Bilateral knee scan in deep flexion

Bilateral knee scan in deep flexion

Standing ankle scan in deep flexion

Standing ankle scan in deep flexion

Standing ankle scan in deep flexion

Standing ankle scan in deep flexion

Spine scan in seated position

Spine scan in seated position

Spine scan in seated flexion

Spine scan in seated flexion

Spine scan in seated extension

Spine scan in seated extension

Standing spine scan

Standing spine scan

Standing spine scan

Standing spine scan

Hip scan in seated split

Hip scan in seated split

Hip scan in seated split

Hip scan in seated split

Seated hip scan

Seated hip scan

Seated hip scan

Seated hip scan

Shoulder scan in abduction

Shoulder scan in abduction

Shoulder scan in abduction

Shoulder scan in abduction