CEDAR PARK, Texas, June 15, 2011 – The Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) in Boston, Massachusetts recently celebrated the grand opening of its Advanced Multimodality Image Guided Operating (AMIGO) Suite. The decades in the making facility is the world’s first to offer surgeons and interventional professionals immediate access to a full array of imaging modalities for use during procedures. As a key partner on the project, ETS-Lindgren provided the specialized lead, steel and copper shielding required to contain the RF energy and magnetic fields generated by the MRI, laser, radioisotopes and x-ray equipment. Containing these fields is critical to ensuring high quality MRI images as well as the proper functionality of the medical equipment.
“This project is a showcase for ETS-Lindgren’s expertise in all facets of an MRI project,” said Jim Mueth, Intra-Operative Product Line Manager for ETS-Lindgren. “We provided the RF shielding in the Interventional MRI and Angiography Suites which are joined by our intra-operative, lead lined, RF shielded sliding double doors - complete with a touch screen door control system and security interlocks. The shielding is integrated into the structure that the magnet moves on between suites, which is no easy task. We also provided our popular LED down lights, several specialty interface panels, and consulted on the electromagnetic interference (EMI) and vibration analysis during the site evaluation process. It was an honor for our company to be involved in such a prestigious project,” he added.
AMIGO provides a patient-friendly environment where physicians, engineers, surgeons radiologists, and nurses all work closely together using state-of-the-art equipment in an intra-operative environment. The 5,700 square foot facility is divided into three sterile procedure rooms. Unique in its patient comfort and safety philosophy, the equipment – not the patient - moves into and out of these three rooms during procedures. The result is reduced trauma for the patient as well as increased patient and personnel safety. Most importantly, this new intra-operative technology enables real time feedback to surgeons, resulting in improved patient outcomes and reducing the need for additional, costly procedures. Follow this link for more information on the new AMIGO facility. For more information on ETS-Lindgren’s MRI solutions, including inter-operative sliding doors, LED down lights, and site evaluation consulting services, visit ets-lindgren.com.
ETS-Lindgren is an international manufacturer of components and systems that measure, shield, and control electromagnetic and acoustic energy. The company's products are used for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), microwave and wireless testing, electromagnetic field (EMF) measurement, radio frequency (RF) personal safety monitoring, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and control of acoustic environments.
Headquartered in Cedar Park, Texas, ETS-Lindgren has manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and Asia. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of ESCO Technologies, a leading supplier of engineered products for growing industrial and commercial markets. ESCO is a New York Stock Exchange listed company (symbol ESE) with headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri. Additional information about ETS-Lindgren is available at www.ets-lindgren.com. Additional information about ESCO and its subsidiaries is available at www.escotechnologies.com.