GLENDALE HEIGHTS, IL, May 19, 2008- DOTMed Business News, the highly regarded monthly publication of DOTmed.com printed “Shielding for Intra-Operative MRI” in its May 2008 edition. The article was written by Ben Turner, ETS-Lindgren's Vice President of Sales and Marketing and gives an in-depth look into the benefits of bringing MR imaging into the surgical suite.
Intra-operative MRI is the newest technological breakthrough in MRI. It simply is combining MRI with a surgical procedure to ensure the results are successful prior to concluding a surgery. It improves surgical capability, reduces medical costs, and minimizes patient distress. The article expands on these benefits and gives the reader a better understanding of why this technology is so important. The article candidly discusses the significant cost involved in creating an Intra-operative MRI suite, along with considerations when planning a project like this- placing the MRI suite next to or attached to the surgical suite versus placing the MRI suite inside the surgical suite and permanent versus temporary placement of the MRI within the surgical suite.
DOTMed Business News tapped ETS-Lindgren for this article because the majority of it focuses on the company's expertise- shielding. For an Intra-operative MRI project, things such as the RF door, RF shielding, RF filters, and RF flooring must be considered. The shielding issues associated with each placement option of the magnet (adjacent to the surgical suite, permanently in the surgical suite or temporarily in the surgical suite) directly influence the cost of the project and the number of challenges that will arise.
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 ensures 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.