Tata Trust Foun­da­tion de­vel­ops af­ford­able MRI scan­ner

BioSpectrum (India) - - SCIENCE NEWS -

Tata Trusts’ Foun­da­tion for In­no­va­tion and So­cial En­trepreneur­ship (FISE) has de­vel­oped a high-tech por­ta­ble Mag­netic Res­o­nance Imag­ing (MRI) scan­ner, de­signed to make MRI af­ford­able and ac­ces­si­ble for ev­ery­one. The prod­uct was de­vel­oped within a pe­riod of two years by a group of en­gi­neers at Vox­el­grids, which is in­cu­bated in the foun­da­tion. The 1.5 Tesla whole body MRI scan­ner can make MRI scans four times faster, com­pared to other scan­ners that are cur­rently avail­able in the mar­ket while con­sum­ing less power and be­ing light weight hence easy to carry. Ben­galuru based Sri Sathya Sai In­sti­tute of Higher Med­i­cal Sciences is the clin­i­cal part­ner for the de­vel­op­ment, where the first sys­tem has been in­stalled.

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