Here’s another device designed to accommodate those who are battling at the front lines of the obesity epidemic. GE Healthcare has announced FDA 510(k) clearance of its Discovery MR750w wide bore MRI system. The 3.0 Tesla system has a 70cm bore and uses GE’s GEM (Geometry Embracing Method) coils to improve patient comfort by reducing the need for repositioning.
The MR750w also incorporates soothing LED lighting which GE claims can help ease the anxiety many patients feel during imaging.
Some additional features from the product page:
- High Resolution In-Room Operator Control (IROC) – Fast exam set-up with high-resolution color console mounted on the front of the magnet. Easy to see patient, system and scan information, and control and select parameters in real time right in the room.
- Sleek dual-sided controls – Control the scanner from either side of the table. Simplify patient set-up with easy access to cardiac or peripheral gating leads and IV lines.
- IntelliTouch Patient Positioning – Boost exam productivity with IntelliTouch patient positioning, by eliminating the need for laser alignment and reducing the steps to position patients in as little as 30 seconds.
- Sophistical LED accent lights – The parenthesis accent lights on the sides of the Discovery MR750w not only enhance the overall aesthetic beauty of the system, they resemble the caring hands metaphor of embracing the patient in a comfortable experience.
Product page: Discovery MR750w 3.0T