Siemens Healthineers’ Magnetom Free.Star is a cost-effective whole body MRI scanner that is designed to enable significantly better access to MR imaging worldwide. Together with the Magnetom Free.Max system, Magnetom Free.Star is part of a new generation of scanners that are said to achieve excellent image quality with digital technologies. The two MR systems are based on the High-V MRI platform and are the smallest and most lightweight whole body scanners that Siemens has ever built.
ElsMed is a business partner of Siemens Healthineers with many joint projects on several continents. The company has been operating in Africa for many years and offers healthcare solutions up to the construction and operation of entire hospitals. “We are looking forward to using the new Magnetom Free.Star to bring MR imaging to previously underserved regions, such as rural areas in Africa,” says managing director Africa Udi Baruch. “With technologies such as the easy-to-use interface, the system can solve challenges that have, until now, excluded many people in Africa from accessing this important medical imaging modality.
“Additionally, the helium-independent magnet tech-nology is an enormous advantage in areas where the system’s transport and installation are otherwise challenging.”
Picture: Magnetom Free.Star is a cost-effective whole body MRI system with a field strength of 0.55T.
See the full report on page 19 of the December 2021 issue of RAD Magazine.