Safer MRIs for pre­emies

EM­BRACE NEONATAL MRI AS­PECT IMAG­ING

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Trans­port­ing a pre­ma­ture in­fant to a base­ment-dwelling MRI is of­ten not worth the risk of re­mov­ing a baby from its room, so many doc­tors forgo scans. The Em­brace de­vice sits safely in the NICU. Un­like typ­i­cal MRIs, the unit en­closes its mag­netic field within it­self. Doc­tors and staff can stand next to the ma­chine and use metal in­stru­ments while it’s run­ning. If needed, they can reach the in­fant in less than 30 sec­onds.

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