This new MRI-friendly product for anesthesiologists and all others involved with intubations was tested in a “static magnetic field of 3-Tesla or less at the highest spatial gradient field of 720-Gauss/cm or less.” In other words, the company, Truphatek International Ltd. (Netanya, Israel), guarantees a no-fly zone for your laryngoscope and handle in a typical MRI:
You can see from the picture of the Tru-MR™ set above that the product bears a very distinctive design. The appearance of the black handle and the gold Fibre-Clip™ light guide make it possible to easily identify the product as MR Conditional and to avoid any confusion or mix-up with unsafe laryngoscopes in use around the hospital. This provides greater assurance that only MR conditional equipment will be present in the MR suite.
The Tru-MR™ handle and battery pack are uniquely designed. The Tru-MR™ handle will only operate with the Tru-MR™ battery pack, a specially produced battery pack which has been tested and certified for use in the MRI environment.
If ordinary, unsafe batteries are mistakenly put into the Tru-MR™ handle the handle will not light up. This affords a ‘fail-safe system’ to provide confidence to MRI staff and patients.
Tru-MR™ laryngoscopes offer the bright white Xenon light that your customers have come to expect from a Truphatek product.