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ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Most people have had an MRI or know someone who has. A common complaint is that it can be uncomfortable. But what if you can have one that was just was easy as watching a sporting event?

Open Upright MRI of Missouri is the first imaging center of its kind in our area. Instead of lying down, patients just sit in a chair.

The standard MRI can make a person feel like they’re trapped. The Open Upright MRI takes that feeling away, allowing patients to relax and watch their favorite TV show.

And for those patients that have trouble fitting inside a regular MRI chamber, this particular scanner can accommodate patients who weigh up to 500 pounds.

The Open Upright MRI is another option for patients to get the high quality images they need for doctors to diagnose serious health conditions.