Increased patient comfort with the combination of 125cm ultra-short system length with 70cm Open Bore
Expanding care to a wider range of patients (e.g. claustrophobic or obese patients 550 lb weight limit)
Broadening clinical possibilities (e.g. interventional MRI or kinematic studies)
The Siemens Medical Solutions MAGNETOM Espree installed at Star features a bore opening of nearly 2.3 feet in diameter and almost one foot of free space between a patient’s head and the magnet. The Espree also features the shortest 1.5 Tesla magnet available. Approximately four feet long, the magnet allows more than 60 percent of exams to be completed with the patient’s head outside the bore, helping to ease claustrophobia.
The new system provides up to four times more signal-to-noise ratio over traditional open MR designs, which is desirable in imaging larger patients. In addition, the Espree can perform advanced clinical applications in less time, because it combines strong gradient performance with Siemens’ Total imaging matrix (Tim™) technology. Tim is the first whole body surface coil design that enables the highest resolution images in a shorter acquisition time. Tim coils are very light, making them both easy to position and tolerate when scanning larger patients, improving cooperation.
The MAGNETOM Espree provides best patient comfort and high-quality images and diagnostic confidence for all types of patients.