Fonar Stand-Up MRI sales climb to 90

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Fonar Corp. has sold 43 Stand-Up magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners over the 12-month period ending June 2004, representing an 87 percent increase in sales when compared to the 23 units sold in the year ago period.

Fonar said that total Stand-Up MRI sales now stand at 90. FONAR sold 14 Stand-Up MRIs in the fourth quarter of FY04 compared with 11 sales during the corresponding fourth quarter of FY03.

The Stand-Up MRI has the added ability to scan patients upright, either standing or sitting. This featured is called Position Imaging (pMRI) and Fonar said the technology can detect pathology missed on conventional, lie-down scanners.