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PRODUCT NEWS
Siemens Healthineers Gets FDA Clearance of
Reduced-Helium MRI Scanner
automatically be ramped up again after the emergency has been
resolved, as the small amount of liquid helium always remains in
the magnet. The entire process takes less than a day without any
further costs.
Headquartered in Erlangen, Germany, Siemens Healthineers
operates in the U.S. as Siemens Medical Solutions USA, based
in Malvern, Pennsylvania.
For more info, see www.siemens-healthineers.com.
Magnax Builds New Pilot Line at Its Belgian
Headquarters
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration has given clearance to a
new, smaller magnetic resonance imaging scanner from Siemens
Healthineers that employs the company's technology to
greatly reduce the amount of helium needed for cooling the magnet
system. With a magnetic field strength of 0.55 Tesla, it opens
the door to more widespread use of MRI systems in healthcare.
At less than 3.5 tons and less than 80 inches high, the MAGNETOM
Free.Max is the most lightweight, compact whole-body
scanner ever offered by the company. Its reduced size permits
installation with minimal structural modifications. And where
MR scanners typically require several hundred liters of helium
and a quench pipe for cooling purposes, the new magnet of the
MAGNETOM Free.Max uses less than 1 liter of helium, reducing
lifecycle and infrastructure costs, enabling it to be installed in
areas where an MR scanner could not be housed previously. The
first and only 80 cm wide-bore system available, the MAGNETOM
Free.Max also facilitates MR scanning for extremely obese
and claustrophobic patients.
" Siemens Healthineers is proud to offer the MAGNETOM Free.
Max, which brings MR to new clinical fields with innovative digital
technology, new siting features, and image quality that was once
realized only at higher field strengths, " said Jane Kilkenny, vice
president of magnetic resonance at Siemens Healthineers North
America. " The scanner's comparatively low weight and size can
open the door to MR utilization in orthopedic centers, emergency
rooms, outpatient centers, and even intensive care units. "
MAGNETOM Free.Max systems from Siemens are equipped
with DryCool technology, an innovative sealed-for-life magnet
design that operates on only 0.7 liters of liquid helium. It eliminates
the need for additional helium infrastructure, including
the cumbersome installation of a quench pipe. For conventional
MRIs that operate on hundreds of liters of helium, a quench pipe
is needed to safely expel the helium out of the building in emergencies
where the magnet needs to be shut off instantly.
For conventional MRI scanners, notes Siemens, a quench
typically has a significant financial impact caused by scanner
downtime. This is linked to the time required for the helium refill
and reimbursement shortfalls caused by the rescheduling of
patients or if patients simply choose other MRI providers in the
meantime. With DryCool, however, the magnet can quickly and
Magnax Motors BV, specialized in the development of yokeless
axial flux motors, is expanding its prototyping and testing
capabilities at company headquarters in Kortrijk, Belgium. The
pilot line expansion will play an important role in accelerating the
development, manufacturing, and testing of prototypes of yokeless
axial flux motors and power electronics at the facility.
With this investment, adjacent to the existing research and development
offices, Magnax is bringing all critical manufacturing and
testing capabilities under one roof. The construction work has
already started and installation of new equipment as well as the
relocation of existing equipment is anticipated to be completed
by the fourth quarter of this year. The company is expected to
employ about 40 people by the end of the year.
" With this 400 square meter pilot line expansion,
state-of-the-art equipment and a
talented team, we are positioning ourselves
to take our promising axial flux motor technology
to market. Having our R&D resources
and manufacturing capabilities under one roof
will accelerate the scale up of our prototyping
and bring the motors towards industrialization
faster " , said Marc Beulque, CEO. The
market pull for axial flux motors is significantly
increasing as major automotive players start
to recognize the value of the high power density,
high efficiency, and compactness of this
technology, he noted.
Marc Beulque,
CEO of Magnax
The company was founded in 2015 by Peter Leijnen, Daan
Moreels, and Kester Goh. It raised €16 million in Series A fund22
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Reduced-Helium Magnets from Philips a Game-Changer in MRI Scanners
Driven by Global Pandemic, Magnetic Diagnostics Tools from Luminex Take Part in 98% Jump in Business
World’s Most Powerful Tidal Turbine Launched Offshore Scotland
Research & Development
Product News
Industry News
Events Calendar/ Advertising Index
Magnetic Levitation Studied at JPL for Moving Payloads Around the Moon
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Magnetics Business & Technology - September/October 2021 - Reduced-Helium Magnets from Philips a Game-Changer in MRI Scanners
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Magnetics Business & Technology - September/October 2021 - Driven by Global Pandemic, Magnetic Diagnostics Tools from Luminex Take Part in 98% Jump in Business
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