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Helium-Free MRI Scanner by Siemens Healthineers

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Wed, May 15, 2024 @ 12:05 PM

At the European Congress of Radiology’s annual meeting Siemens Healthineers unveiled a virtually helium-free MR Scanner which will require no squelch pipe.Helium Free MR It’s the Magnetom Flow, a 1.5 Tesla solution that operates with 0.7 liters of helium instead of the 1,500 liters of helium used by traditional scanners. It has a 24-square-meter footprint and weighs less than four tons.

The Magnetom Flow is equipped with AI to speed up scans as well as enhance image quality. Its automation capabilities simplify complex workflows to improve user experience for both new and highly qualified technicians. It also cuts time.

The scanner is expected to consume 30-40% less energy and electricity, which will reduce energy bills. The eco gradient mode will allow the scanner to switch components off that consume large amounts of energy. An auto-recovery function will allow the system to ramp down during a power outage and automatically ramp up when power has been restored. The helium-free technology and eco power mode can save an additional 30% in cooling capacity overnight. This makes the Magnetom Flow one of Siemens Healthineers’ most sustainable MR systems.

Seimens Healthineers believes the scanner will fit into academic institutions, outpatient imaging facilities and smaller rural hospitals. It’s geared toward parts of the globe where 60-centimeter bore sizes are the standard. The United State uses a standard 70-centimeter bore and Siemens Healthineers plans to introduce a version that will meet this criterion. While still under development, the Magnetom Flow is not commercially available as of yet.

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