Open low field MRI use magnets with a field strength of <5000 Gauss (0.5 Tesla).
At these field strengths, permanent magnets with open design are possible.
Electro-magnetic radiation is only about 1% of a 3 Tesla MRI.
They are very safe: no danger of magnetic forces, no ´missile effects´.
- They are specially suited for patients with:
claustrophobia, obesity, pregnancy,
and for patients with biomedical implants or foreign bodies.
- MRI in anesthesia is facilitated.
- Image quality of modern low field MRI is excellent:
They use multi-channel coils, strong gradient fields, and state-of-teh art signal- and image processing.
They offer good T1-contrast, low susceptibility (metal elements) and low motion artifacts.
- And: They are sustainable!
The magnet has a life cycle of 100 years.
The solar energy of our roof-top is sufficient for use.