As valuable as MRIs have always been for imaging, the requirement that the patient remain in a supine position was an unavoidable limit. The truly open MRI used by Innovative MRI Partners is revolutionary in its flex/extension capabilites. Parts of the body that have been injured or are experiencing pain may be adjusted in position to reproduce the issue from which the patient is suffering. A patient may be asked to extend a leg or arm, or flexing of a problem area may be recommended. This leads to markedly better success at diagnosing pathologies and determining treatment options. The flex/extension capabilities of the MROpen are a great benefit to both doctor and patient.