Philips to spotlight helium-free MRI options at ECR 2024

Philips plans to spotlight its BlueSeal MR mobile unit and helium-free MR options at ECR 2024 in Vienna.

MRI scanners equipped with Philips' 1.5-tesla fully sealed BlueSeal magnet have saved more than 1.5 million liters of helium since 2018, the company noted. The technology in a mobile unit means Philips will be able to expand options for helium-free operations in Europe, it said.

According to Dr. Atul Gupta, chief medical officer in precision diagnosis and image-guided therapy at Philips, “With more than 900 systems installed globally, the Philips BlueSeal magnet is the industry's first and only 1.5T fully sealed magnet, relieving health systems from helium-related complications. We have now brought our innovation in helium-free MR to a mobile truck.”

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