A Research Study of Atlas Prophylaxis as developed by René-C. Schümperli was undertaken in 2006 and reported on by Dr. Rainer M. M. Seibel of Mülheimer Institute of Radiology in his expert report of 2009.
Dr. Seibel states in his ‘Expert Report’ on the Research Study of Atlas Prophylaxis undertaken in April 2006, that he and his team launched the study about René C. Schümperli’s Atlas Prophylaxis at the university institute (Mülheimer Institute of Radiology). In this research study they examined a total of 114 subjects.
At the Institute they conducted an MRI (nuclear magnetic resonance imaging) examination of the cervical spine with special attention to the atlas on each subject. Afterwards, an atlas prophylaxis according to Schumperli’s method was performed. They then conducted a follow-up MRI examination of the cervical spine.
In his research rtudy of Atlas Prophylaxis, Dr. Seibel observes: “Our objective was to be able to determine the precise position of the atlas in relation to the occiput and the axis. In a prospective study, we performed MRI examinations in three views using standardized examination sequences. Subsequently, René-C. Schümperli’s atlas prophylaxis was performed on each of the subjects examined, after which they underwent a second MRI examination.”