COCIR sets ecodesign targets for MRI

The European Coordination Committee of the Radiological, Electromedical, and Healthcare IT Industry (COCIR) has published its Self-Regulatory Initiative (SRI) Status Report for 2011, which brings special focus on supporting green technology for MRI, the committee said.

Since the SRI was launched in 2008, COCIR's member companies have established new ecodesign criteria and energy efficiency targets for medical imaging equipment. The 2011 Status Report includes results on ultrasound and the description of a more mature methodology being used for MRI, which will also be applied to other future modalities, according to COCIR.

COCIR members are using technologies that by 2017 could potentially result in annual savings of up to 7.5 MWh per unit sold, equivalent to more than 2.55 tons of CO2 per unit, COCIR said.

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