GLENDALE HEIGHTS, IL, May 27, 2008 - By combining its RF shielding expertise with the desire to perform a magnetic resonance imaging scan during surgical procedures, ETS-Lindgren developed the intra-operative MRI suite, the newest technological breakthrough in MRI.
Intra-operative MRI suites are unique because they bring the benefits of MR imaging into the surgical room. Now, MRI is combined with a surgical procedure to ensure the results are successful – before surgery is concluded. Intra-operative MRI offers enormous improvements in surgical capabilities by allowing a surgeon to examine a patient before, during and after a procedure. It also offers a savings in medical expenses by eliminating a costly second procedure if the first one is not successful. Most importantly, it offers an invaluable benefit to patients by reducing the trauma and likelihood of an unsuccessful operation.
ETS-Lindgren brings its considerable expertise to these intra-operative MRI projects in the form of advance planning, design, RF shield installation, RF shielded doors, RF flooring, and RF filters. ETS-Lindgren engineers and sales personnel can offer a candid look at the shielding considerations for these projects as well as provide recommendations on the placement of the MRI suite. Options for the placement of the MRI suite, whether adjacent to the surgical suite or within the surgical suite, may be reviewed to select the ideal, most cost effective placement for a specific location. With its extensive history of thousands of RF shielded enclosure installations worldwide, ETS-Lindgren is uniquely positioned to share its expertise with the medical community.
As Ben Turner, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for ETS-Lindgren says, “Intra-operative MRI represents an exciting advancement in the industry. Doctors appreciate the immediate feedback during surgery, patients appreciate lowering the risk of a second surgery and medical administrators appreciate a reduced footprint when the surgical suite is combined with the MRI suite. And, there are many new paths for potential growth. Better shielding features will inevitably make RF shielding more of a standard component in the intra-operative planning process.”
ETS-Lindgren is an international manufacturer of MRI shielding systems and offers worldwide service and support. With extensive capabilities in MRI shielding, ETS-Lindgren can assist with project engineering, installation, and testing. Using reliable construction methods such as copper shielding, integrated RF/magnetic shielding and silicon-based construction, ETS-Lindgren MRI shielding systems ensure long-term image quality.
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.
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