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Release date- 28012014 - It has been twenty years since the 'double donut' concept was put forward for the next generation of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology.
Since then the design has gone from strength to strength with MRI becoming widely used in hospitals for medical diagnosis, staging of disease, and for follow-up examinations.
The design refers to a magnetic resonance machine (MRI) that is open vertically, with two magnetic rings that allows physicians to stand next to the patient while conducting imaging and therapy procedures.
The design meant an operating room could be configured to enable surgeons to image the patient via an MRI scanner while the patient is undergoing surgery, particularly brain surgery. Other benefits of the system include the ability to receive real-time image updates, and the ability to scan patients positioned in a difficult or awkward position. The flexibility of the system can also be used as a platform for new diagnostic and therapeutic modalities.
The machine's origins can be traced back to a meeting between brain surgeon Dr.
It was only when Laskaris moved to
'Trifon's work speaks for itself,' says
Currently, Laskaris is leading the technology development of next generation MRI magnets. These magnets are intended to help improve access to MRI while helping reduce cost of ownership. The end result will be greater access to cost-efficient, quality healthcare for more people living in underserved areas.
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