SOURCE: FONAR Corporation

FONAR Corporation

June 11, 2009 07:00 ET

FONAR Sells Fifth UPRIGHT® Multi-Position™ MRI to Major Florida Radiology Center

MELVILLE, NY--(Marketwire - June 11, 2009) - FONAR Corporation (NASDAQ: FONR), The Inventor of MR Scanning™, announced today it has sold a fifth UPRIGHT® Multi-Position™ MRI scanner to Rose Radiology Centers, the major radiology group on Florida's West Coast. Rose Radiology has ten offices in the greater Tampa area. Most of the offices offer MRI, CT, X-ray, Ultrasound, and Mammography, while other Rose Radiology Centers also offer Fluoroscopy, DEXA, and PET/CT.

Manuel S. Rose, M.D., President & Founder of Rose Radiology Centers, stated, "Over the years we have had countless patients who have benefited considerably from the FONAR UPRIGHT® Multi-Position™ MRI, which we call TruSCAN MRI. In fact, on the first day we were open for business, we were able to make a spine diagnosis on a patient that other MRI scanners had failed to diagnose. The diagnosis led to a successful surgery, which relieved the persistent pain the patient had experienced."

On January 3, 2002, Dr. Rose announced the opening of the UPRIGHT® MRI at the Imaging Center at Boot Ranch in Palm Harbor, Florida. This was the first UPRIGHT® MRI in Florida as well as the second in the world. There are currently 16 UPRIGHT® MRIs in Florida.

Raymond Damadian, founder and president of FONAR, said, "We are delighted to see that Dr. Rose has purchased his 5th FONAR UPRIGHT® MRI for Rose Radiology Centers. Dr. Rose knows from experience that for patients with back pain, the UPRIGHT® Multi-Position™ MRI lets doctors see the "WHOLE PICTURE," instead of just a "PART OF IT" which the lie-down single-position MRIs are limited to. Because of their ability to visualize the spine of their back pain patients fully weight-loaded and in all of its body positions, they can plan their treatment procedures, particularly surgery, more accurately and thereby achieve superior surgical outcomes for the patient."

For investor and other information visit: www.fonar.com.

UPRIGHT® and STAND-UP® are registered trademarks and The Inventor of MR Scanning™, Full Range of Motion™, pMRI™, Dynamic™, Multi-Position™, True Flow™, The Proof is in the Picture™, Spondylography™ Spondylometry™ and Upright Radiology™ are trademarks of FONAR Corporation.

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