Vision Upright MRI

Vision Upright MRI was the first to bring open MRIto the Silicon Valley and has enjoyed 12 years of success. Now, Vision Upright MRI  will make another first by bringing multipositional, upright, whole-body MRI to the Silicon Valley.

Multipositional MRI is the only whole-body MRI that has the ability to perform Upright MRI and Position Imaging. Patients can be scanned standing, sitting, in flexion, extension, rotation, lateral bending as well as the usual position used in "lie down" MRI scanning.

Vision Upright MRI  has the ability to put you in the position necessary to provide the most accurate diagnosis. Your doctor will be able to make a far more comprehensive and accurate evaluation of your conditions. This will enable doctors to prescribe and execute a more effective treatment.

State of the art technology

Multipositional MRI is the most advanced technology in the industry and has become the "gold standard". Multipositional is capable of the highest quality in MRI imaging and it is particularly well suited for Podiatric, Orthopedic, specialized spine and large or claustrophobic studies.

For the first time, you can be scanned in weight-bearing positions and in the position of the symptoms of your pain. Because of this ability the scanner offers unparalleled quality and the ability to detect problems many other scanners may miss.

Your comfort and ease

The Multipositional MRIis so open it allows you to walk into the scanner, have your scan done, and walk out. There is nothing directly in front of your face or over your heads that can cause you to experience a "closed in" feeling. You can comfortably sit and watch your favorite program on a large screen TV mounted on the scanner wall.

There are movable transpolar stabilization bars to enhance your comfort and stability during multipositional scans such as flexion, extension, rotation and lateral bending. Vision Upright MRI   provides a movable seat and have whisper gradients that quiet the sounds of the scan.

This is the most non-claustrophobic, whole-body Open MRI and provides an unprecedented degree of your comfort. 

The Benefits of Upright Multipositional MRI

1.Symptom-Specific Positional Scanning Only with Upright Multi-positional MRI


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Advanced design allows the Upright MRIto scan you in the position you experience your problem-sitting, standing, bending, leaning, as well as lying down. All other MRIs can only scan you while you're lying down.

2. Scanning With The Weight Of Your Body On Your Spine And Other Joints

The Upright MRI allows all parts of the body to be imaged with the normal weight of your body on the spine and other joints-an advantage that leads to a more accurate diagnosis. Imaging your spine when it is fully loaded with the weight of your body, as compared to unloaded in a conventional lie-down MRI, is critical to an accurate diagnosis. As you can see by the following images, many back problems are "missed" when the spine is not bearing the weight of the body and not imaged in the positions the spine normally occupies.

Unrivaled Comfort; Watch TV During Your Scan

3. Unrivaled Comfort; Watch TV During Your Scan

You simply walk in, sit down, and watch TV during your scan. You are not slid into the usual tube. This open comfort is especially good for people who are claustrophobic.

World's First Radiation-Free Diagnosis and Evaluation of Scoliosis

4. World's First Radiation-Free Diagnosis and Evaluation of Scoliosis

The National Cancer Institute reports a 70% higher incidence of breast cancer among women who had scoliosis as children and were scanned multiple times a year to evaluate the condition. The Upright MRIoffers the first radiation-free monitoring and the end of later-life breast cancer due to overexposure to spine x-rays.

5. Scans Children, Who Sit In Their Mother's Lap; Usually Requires No  Anesthesia And Avoids Exposure Of Children To X-Rays

Scans Children, Who Sit In Their Mother's Lap; Usually Requires No Anesthesia Scans Overweight Patients    Scans Children, Who Sit In Their Mother's Lap; Usually Requires No Anesthesia Scans Overweight Patients

6.Scans Overweight Patients


Vision Upright MRI is a full service MRI facility located close to us in the heart of San Jose, California at the junction of Highway 280 and 880. Parking is located adjacent to the building and offers handicap access to the street-level facility.


828 South Bascom Ave, Suite 110
San Jose, CA 95128

Phone     (408) 292-7970

Toll Free (800) 704-7226

Fax          (408) 292-7966

Email      [email protected] 

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