A neonatal MRI Scanner is being used to diagnose and research premature babies in Sheffield, at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital. This is one of the first instances where MRIs are being used to diagnose premature babies, and there were initial hurdles to overcome.
Due to the size and requirements of a MRI, they are usually located a distance away from a maternity ward; transporting premature babies to the MRI was a challenge. However, research is being conducted to see if MRI scans are better at diagnosing the premature babies as opposed to the standard ultrasound scans.
For now, the team is in research stages. Firstly to
determine its medical benefits, but to see if there are financial benefits as well.
At Sound Imaging, we are glad to see how the field of imaging is improving and growing for those of all ages. We understand how for young ones, MRI scans can be scary. Fortunately, our SAMM M.D. CCTV system with motion detection is there to keep an eye on your fidgety patients.
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