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State-of-the-art technology and subspecialized radiologists for improved patient care.

Stand Up MRI has dedicated its resources to consistently and compassionately deliver the highest level of excellence in outpatient radiology services utilizing state-of-the-art technology and a superior, qualified, healthcare delivery team to exceed the expectations of every patient, provider, and community we serve.

About Stand Up MRI of Brevard

In 2020, Stand Up MRI of Brevard was founded and incorporated on an ideal that centered on patient care and satisfaction. We believe that outpatient radiological facilities should be owned and operated by board-certified and licensed radiologists, which allows for non-biased medical care to be efficiently coordinated with physicians and other medical providers.



We know that having an MRI can be stressful but now it doesn’t have to be. Our FONAR UPRIGHT®️ MRI redefines the term “Open MRI.” This revolutionary MRI allows patients, who have not been able to complete exams with conventional MRIs, to successfully complete their MRI scans without the aid of anesthesia. As you can see in the picture below, there is no tube at all! This scanner is completely open in the front and on the top of the machine. So even if you are laying horizontally in a recumbent position, you can see up to the ceiling.


Since our machine allows for a completely open experience, we have chosen to add a television in the room. This helps the time fly by! If you’d rather rest and relax , we can turn off the TV and lower the lights in the room to create a more relaxing atmosphere. Just close your eyes and enjoy this time away from your busy life.


Our table not only allows you to be upright but it can also rotate to find the most comfortable position for you. If you would like to lay flat, incline, sit or stand, it is all possible with our machine! This machine is NOT ONLY for claustrophobic patients! Our equipment offers multiple qualities that cannot be duplicated by a conventional MRI. Since our machine has nothing in front of the patient, we have the ability to obtain flexion and extension images. These images allow the referring physician and our radiologists to see how the spine behaves in different positions


The sitting and standing positions also allow us to obtain weight bearing images of the spine, brain and uterus. This is extremely beneficial for patients with suspected injuries that are worse when standing. For example, degenerative disc disease, Chiari Malformation, or Uterine Prolapse, to name a few.


While the machine is great for adults it is also amazing for children of all ages. Since the kids are able to be distracted with their favorite cartoon, it makes the appointment much easier on the parents and the children.


I just came to the new Stand Up MRI of Brevard and I was completely blown away!! As soon as my boyfriend and I walked in, (both of us are patients) the office was beautiful and the front staff, Shannon and Megan, were extremely friendly and very helpful! And now let’s get to the best part in my opinion... I’ve had countless traditional MRIs in the traditional tube form, and I’ve always HATED it and was always right at the end of pushing the panic button but it was the absolute opposite here today!!

Once I was brought back to this incredible machine, that looks like something built for astronauts, the tech Timothy, was so kind and explained everything to me which really helped with the little bit of anxiety I had about having ANOTHER MRI! You are literally sitting down like you are sitting in a chair, you get an arm rest for your arms in front of you and get to just sit there and watch TV. Does it get any easier then that?? There is nothing I would want them to change or improve because the whole experience was incredible and I was so relaxed I fell asleep during the 2 different sets I had and I can hardly sleep in my own bed at night so this spoke volumes!! I couldn’t be happier and will/would recommend this to EVERYONE who is in need of an MRI!!

**Here is a quick picture of my boyfriend in the machine before he started so you can see what a difference there is from this machine to the traditional tube MRI.

–Christina S.

"Stand Up MRI of Brevard County is AWESOME. The staff goes above and beyond the norm and makes the whole experience pleasant. Shannon is amazing and i met Meghan when i was leaving and she was amazing also. Timothy the tech (i hope i have his name right)" i was so nervous and he calmed me and his patience was incredible. The Whole experience was incredible and i cannot thank them for making the experience so easy.

Patty M.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is an MRI?

An MRI is a machine that uses a large magnet, radio waves, and a powerful computer to produce cross-sectional images of the body. No X-rays or other ionizing radiation is employed. MRI is the shortened form of magnetic resonance imaging.

How does MRI work?

To understand how an MRI works, let’s start by focusing on the “magnetic” in an MRI. The major and most important component in an MRI system is the magnet. The magnet in an MRI system is rated using a unit of measure known as a tesla. MRI provides a magnificent view inside the human body.

A large magnet on both side of the body causes the hydrogen nuclei (protons) in water molecules to align in a particular direction, and then radio waves strike the protons, causing them to spin out of alignment. When the radio signal is turned off, the protons return to their previous alignment, giving off new radio waves at the same time. The returning radio signals are received and analyzed by a computer, which then creates cross-sectional images of the body.

When is MRI used?

Like CT, MRI can be used to image almost any part of the body, although MRI produces pictures containing information that may not be seen on a CT scan. For some things, MRI is more useful than CT, and for some things CT is more useful. Sometimes, both are necessary, since the information gained from one may complement or clarify information gained from the other. MRI is often used for the following:

  • Brain and nervous system: MRI is the most accurate tool for evaluating most diseases of the brain and spinal cord, including strokes, tumors, and multiple sclerosis.
  • Musculoskeletal system: MRI is the most accurate way to non-invasively image most joints (knees, shoulders, wrists, etc) for problems involving cartilage, ligaments, tendons and muscles.
  • Other: MRI can also be useful for evaluating the neck, liver, kidneys, pelvic organs, blood vessels, and lymph nodes.
How should I prepare for an MRI?

Not everyone can be safely exposed to a magnetic field, so if any of the following apply to you, you should let us know before making an appointment:

  • cardiac pacemaker
  • history or possibility of a metal fragment in your eye, even if it has been removed
  • aneurysm clip in the brain
  • ear or eye implant
  • nerve stimulator
  • drug infusapump
  • recent surgery (less than 8 weeks ago)
  • any other procedure where medical personnel might have left a stent, coil, filter, wire, or any other implantable device inside your body
When can my physician expect a copy of my report?
In most cases, reports are provided within 24 hours.

95% of the scans performed are actually done in an upright, sitting position. This MRI is a multi-positional unit. Depending on what body part is being imaged, you may be sitting, reclined or recumbent.


The scan times can range from 30 minutes to 60 minutes per scan depending on what body part is being imaged.


There NO TUBE, this unit is completely open in front and above you. The magnet is located in the side walls of machine, allowing you to be comfortably positioned in multiple positions.


There will be nothing in front of your face. The exception to this is if you are having a brain MRI. For the brain MRI, a coil goes around the head. However, there are openings so you would still be able to see your surroundings.

This machine is very unique in that it allows for different positions to include weight-bearing/upright, reclined, recumbent, decubitus and flexion/extention. Because of these defferent viewing abilities, it allows your doctor to see the range of motion with flexion/extention or weight-bearing in an upright position.
The recumbent position requires you to lay on your back to obtain the Images. The weight-bearing position allows you to sit upright or be in a reclined position to see the anatomy in a position that often times may cause you the most pain.

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