I have just launched a new single page enquiry website for a client – Esaote MRI Australia.
MRI Pty Ltd is the distributor for Esaote O-Scan magnetic resonance imaging machines here in Australia.
From what I understand these machines are quite affordable when compared to stereotypical MRI machines and they are quite a bit smaller. The idea behind these MRI units is to be both affordable but also comfortable for patients who need extremity MRI’s. The patients don’t need to be entirely inside the unit, only the extremity being scanned, such as their arm or leg. This means it’s non-claustrophobic. I expect it is also a lot less daunting to simply place your arm in the machine than your entire body.
If you have a look at the photo of how it’s meant to be used, it looks quite comfortable compared to a stereotypical MRI unit, and the MRI technician is right there with the patient rather than in another room behind something.
I’d be interested to find out if it makes the same banging noise, but even if it did, it’s got to be a huge improvement for patient comfort!
If you happen to be looking to purchase an MRI, they will sell to anyone that needs one, they are currently going for $300,000. Check out the website here.