Most CTs and MRIs are done with the patient in a supine position, while some lower back problems only manifest while the patient is standing. To address this problem, DynaWell, a Las Vegas, NV based company, is demoing the L-Spine Compression device, which we tried out at RSNA.
The device is seemingly based on the same principle as the Russian space program’s “penguin suit.” DynaWell claims that after a several minute compression period the lower spine will be loaded much the same as it is while standing and will look similar in CT or MRI imaging. It is compatible with both modalities.
Product page: L-Spine Compression