MEDICAL SYMPOSIUM ORGANIZED BY FONAR TO FOCUS ON THE
CRANIO-CERVICAL SYNDROME – THE VULNERABILITY OF THE HUMAN
NECK AND ITS IMPACT ON CEREBROSPINAL FLUID (CSF) FLOW
NEW YORK, March 28, 2013 - FONAR Corporation (NASDAQ-FONR), The Inventor of MR Scanning™, announces today an upcoming medical scientific conference of distinguished medical experts on Saturday, April 6 at the Millennium Broadway Hotel, New York City. They will be convening to address the newly identified medical syndrome, The Cranio-Cervical Syndrome (CCS). The conference is expected to become an annual event to address the pandemic needs of the millions of patients (including 1.2 million whiplash injuries annually in the U.S.) who currently have no reprieve from their symptoms for the lack of an adequate diagnosis and effective treatment. The symposium is called The Cranio-Cervical Syndrome: The Vulnerability of the Human Neck and Its Impact on Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Flow.
For more information, visit www.fonar.com/Symposium2013.
The distinguished medical experts convening to address the urgency of this patient need are:
Professor William G. Bradley, MD, Chairman, Department of Radiology, University of California San Diego and author of the leading textbook of MRI "Magnetic Resonance Imaging", Mosby
Professor Francis Smith, MD, Distinguished Professor of Radiology, University of Aberdeen, Scotland and author of "A Case Controlled Study of Cerebellar Tonsil Ectopia (Chiari) and Head/Neck Trauma (Whiplash)" (1200 neck pain patients) Brain Injury 2010: 24 (7-8): 988-994
Garo Yepremian, 2-Time NFL Super Bowl Champion Miami Dolphins
Raymond V. Damadian, MD, 1989 National Inventors Hall of Fame for the Invention of the MRI
Noam Alperin, PhD., Department of Radiology, University of Miami, Pioneer of Cerebrospinal Fluid Flow Visualization and Physiology
Scott Rosa, DC, BCAO, Trauma Imaging Foundation Pioneer in the AO Treatment of Cranio-Cervical Junction Dislocations and Alar Ligament Ruptures
Joseph C. Maroon, MD, Professor and Vice Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Pittsburgh, Team Neurosurgeon Pittsburgh Steelers
The Cranio-Cervical Syndrome (CCS):
The Vulnerability of the Human Neck and
Its Impact on Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Flow
Saturday, April 6, 2013 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
The Millennium Broadway Hotel
145 West 44th Street o New York, NY 10036
The principal purpose of Symposium 2013 "The Cranio-Cervical Syndrome (CCS): The Vulnerability of the Human Neck and Its Impact on Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Flow" is to bring the existence of this CCS syndrome and its pandemic dimension ["1.2 million whiplash injuries per year per 315 million U. S. population" - U.S. Census Bureau Jan. 2013: Pub Med Central (PMC) – National Institutes of Health: (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc2684148)] to the attention of the medical community.
There is also the need to notify the thousands of current and former athletes within the "Contact Sports" community afflicted by this syndrome, that there now exists genuine hope going forward for their symptom-free (or dramatic symptom reduction) future lives.
The Symposium has been convened because of the vast number of these patients being encountered by FONAR's UPRIGHT® Multi-Position™ MRI and its UPRIGHT® CSF flow Video Technology and the unexpected discovery of the lack of the medical community's awareness of the existence of this syndrome and of its pandemic dimensions.
Members of the medical community may sign up on line at www.fonar.com/Symposium2013. Attendance is limited. For more information please call 631-694-2929 extension 265.
Cranio-Cervical Syndrome (CCS) Symptomatology
and Its Origin in Prior Trauma to the Neck
Foremost Symptom – "Pressure Headaches"
**These CCJ axial images are Multi-Slice Axial Scans (16 slices) of the Cranio-Cervical Junction (CCJ) available from the FONAR UPRIGHT® Multi-Position™ MRI. They provide detailed imaging of the critical cranio-cervical junction that enables visualization of the main bodies of C1 and C2 and their alignment, which is key to any assessment of cervical spine function and CSF physiology.
FONAR (NASDAQ:FONR), Melville, NY, The Inventor of MR Scanning™, was incorporated in 1978, and is the first, oldest and most experienced MRI company in the industry. FONAR introduced the world’s first commercial MRI in 1980, and went public in 1981. Since its inception, nearly 300 recumbent-OPEN MRIs and over 150 UPRIGHT® Multi-Position™ MRI scanners have been installed worldwide. FONAR’s stellar product is the UPRIGHT® MRI (also known as the STAND-UP® MRI), the only whole-body MRI that performs Position™ imaging (pMRI™) and scans patients in numerous weight-bearing positions, i.e. standing, sitting, in flexion and extension, as well as the conventional lie-down position. The FONAR UPRIGHT® MRI often sees the patient’s problem that other scanners cannot because they are lie-down only. The patient-friendly UPRIGHT® MRI has a near-zero
claustrophobic rejection rate by patients. As a FONAR customer states, “If the patient is claustrophobic in this scanner, they’ll be claustrophobic in my parking lot.” Approximately 85% of patients are scanned sitting while they watch a 42” flat screen TV. FONAR is headquartered on Long Island, New York.
UPRIGHT® and STAND-UP® are registered trademarks and The Inventor of MR Scanning™, Full Range of Motion™, Multi-Position™, Upright Radiology™, The Proof is in the Picture™, True Flow™, pMRI™, Spondylography™, Dynamic™, Spondylometry™, CSP™, and Landscape™, are trademarks of FONAR Corporation.
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