Sanrad’s New MRI – Contraption Extraordinaire

By : Som Panicker, Vice President of Sanrad.
Posted on: Friday, January 27, 2012

Sanrad’s New MRI – Contraption Extraordinaire

Sanrad launches new Helium less 1.5T super conducting MRI with two variants equipped with several advantageous features to suit both institutional as well as individual investors

India’s major medical imaging equipment company, Sanrad recently made their entry into the 1.5T superconducting MRI segment by launching one of the most innovative Japanese magnet technology by Mitsubishi Corporation, Japan.

It is based on Helium-less technology thereby requiring almost no helium in the entire life span of the MRI system which is normally around 10 years. This MRI is based on the Mitsubishi Magnet which has many unique features including one of the shortest bore length available today and is equipped with high efficient Mitsubishi cold head.

The main features of the new 1.5T MRI system are

a. Compact and Ergonomic Magnet Design
b. Large Bore Diameter
c. Shortest Bore length
d. Superior Magnet Homogeneity
e. Zero Helium Consumption
f. High Definition Imaging
g. Ultrafast Sequences
h. Powerful Gradient System
i. Digital Spectrometer
j. Lowest Power consumption

Sanrad will be launching two variants for their superconducting 1.5T MRI, the high end version and the basic version to cater the needs of both institutional as well as individual investors.

The high end version will be a fully loaded system with all hardware and software features with 16 channel whereas the basic version will be a cost effective model for customers who would have otherwise opted for high end permanent MRI or landed up with an unreliable refurbished superconducting system from any unknown vendor .

Sanrad is bringing out this revolutionary MRI models under a technical agreement with their principal based in Japan with research and development facilities in Korea. They were long time technical partners with a major MRI manufacturer in Japan and designed many MRI systems and components for them. They have many installations in Korea as well as in Japan. Recently, they went out of external partnership and became an independent company pioneered in Spectrometer Design and MRI coil design for several manufactures worldwide. By end of 2011, they have more than 40 MRI installations in Japan and Korea including two 3T MR systems. They have entered a research development programme with Korean Institute and Science and Technology (KIST) and is developing a new MRI PET equipment.

“We have identified the market requirement in India is slowly shifting from permanent MRI to Super conducting MRI even in small cities and so we need to offer both High end model as well basic model to cater the needs of Indian market where the paying capacity is varying. With at least five of our CT customers going for the basic version this year, we are very optimistic about our prospects for 2012” says Som Panicker, Vice President of Sanrad.

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