The first spinal injection procedure, with image guided assistance from an open MRI scanner has been performed in the UK.

The procedure was so successful that Bruce Dodworth, a 50-year-old man from Stamford, could walk upright immediately after the process and will have 70 percent of his regular movement restored within two months.

Speaking after the success, the consultant radiologist who performed the procedure at the Avicenna Clinic in Peterborough, Dr. Hany Elmadbouh, said:

“The clarity and focus of an interventional MRI-guided procedure, combined with the accessibility enabled by the ‘open format’ is far superior to the use of more traditional imaging methods such as ultrasound, CT and X-ray. It also avoids the potentially damaging risks of X-ray and CT radiation. With complex spine and root nerve related issues it is important to use the most effective technology to ensure the area targeted with the treatment is more precise and therefore successful.

Following the procedure, Bruce has seen continual improvement and his spinal surgeon has since confirmed that there is no need to consider surgery.

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