MELVILLE, N.Y., June 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FONAR Corporation (NASDAQ:FONR), The Inventor of MR Scanning™, reported today that it is set to join the broad-market Russell 3000® Index at the conclusion of the Russell indexes annual reconstitution, effective after the US market opens on June 26, according to a preliminary list of additions posted June 9 and today, June 23.
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Raymond Damadian, founder and Chairman of FONAR said, “I am proud of this remarkable milestone for our Company. It is based on our Company’s share price and is an indication that we have been delivering shareholder value. It is a result of the successful strategy we have put in place in recent years that has allowed the Company to be profitable for 28 consecutive quarters.”
Timothy R. Damadian, President and CEO of FONAR said, “FONAR’s inclusion in the Russell 3000 is important because it gives institutions, mutual funds and the investing community greater visibility of our Company. They’re all looking for successful value stocks, and we’ve shown that FONAR can deliver.”
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FONAR, The Inventor of MR Scanning™, located in Melville, NY, 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. FONAR's signature product is the FONAR UPRIGHT® Multi-Position™ 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 in the conventional lie-down position. The FONAR UPRIGHT® MRI often detects patient problems that other MRI scanners cannot because they are lie-down and "weightless-only" scanners. The patient-friendly UPRIGHT® MRI has a near-zero claustrophobic rejection rate by patients. Regarding patient comfort, as one FONAR customer stated, "If the patient is claustrophobic in this scanner, they'll be claustrophobic in my parking lot." Approximately 85% of patients are scanned sitting while watching TV.
FONAR has new works-in-progress technology for visualizing and quantifying the flow of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) which circulates throughout the brain and vertebral column at the rate of 32 quarts per day. This imaging and quantifying of the dynamics of this vital life-sustaining physiology of the body’s neurologic system has been made possible first by FONAR’s introduction of the MRI and now by this latest works-in-progress method for quantifying CSF flow in all the normal positions of the body, particularly in its upright flow against gravity. Patients with whiplash or other neck injuries are among those who will benefit from this new understanding.
FONAR’s substantial list of patents includes recent patents for its technology enabling full weight-bearing MRI imaging of all the gravity sensitive regions of the human anatomy, especially the brain, extremities and spine. FONAR’s UPRIGHT® Multi-Position™ MRI is the only scanner licensed under these patents.
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.
This release may include forward-looking statements from the company that may or may not materialize. Additional information on factors that could potentially affect the company's financial results may be found in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Contact: Daniel Culver Director of Communications E-mail: email@example.com www.fonar.com The Inventor of MR Scanning™ An ISO 9001 Company Melville, New York 11747 Phone: (631) 694-2929 Fax: (631) 390-1772