Bringing MRI closer to patients in Tokyo thanks to a helium-free MR operating system

By Philips, Featuring Dr. Hiroyuki Sugaya | Nov, 2023 | 1:46 min


Magnetic resonance


MR system in use

At a glance

  • Hear why Tokyo Sports & Orthopaedic Clinic chose the BlueSeal MR system.
  • Learn how the lack of a vent pipe and helium refill allowed them to install their MRI in the basement of an existing building.

Installation in basement without quench pipe needed

Tokyo Sports & Orthopaedic Clinic faced several challenges when selecting a new MRI system, primarily due to the clinic's central Tokyo location. The objective was to install the MRI within an already established mixed-use building, with the preference being to place it in the basement. However, the installation presented a hurdle in the form of a quench pipe requirement. The issue found resolution in the Philips BlueSeal system, as it eliminates the need for a quench pipe.

“The possibility of an installation without the need of a vent pipe or helium refills helped in finding a more central location in the city."

Dr. Hiroyuki Sugaya

Orthopaedic surgeon,

Tokyo Sports & Orthopaedic Clinic

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