BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -
The partners of Bakersfield Upright MRI announced the opening of their new facility on Thursday.
According to reports, the Bakersfield group purchased the new Fonar Upright Multi-Position machine last August.
The machine is the world's only Upright Multi-Position MRI and the first of its kind available in Bakersfield.
The Upright MRI allows for scanning patients weight-bearing and dynamic positions of flexion and extension, allowing doctors to evaluate the spine under load of a patients pathology.
In addition, the Upright MRI has virtually no rejection from patients with claustrophobia.
The ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at noon on Thursday at the clinic located at 9802 Stockdale Highway.