AUSTRIA—Siemens Healthineers has introduced the Magnetom Flow1, marking its debut in the realm of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology with a closed helium circuit and innovative features aimed at revolutionizing MRI systems.

The unveiling took place in Vienna, showcasing a platform designed to redefine MRI capabilities while addressing critical issues such as resource conservation and operational efficiency.

The Magnetom Flow1 boasts a closed helium circuit and eliminates the need for a quench pipe, significantly reducing the amount of liquid helium required for cooling.

Owing to its Dry Cool technology, helium consumption has been dramatically reduced from as much as 1,500 litres to a mere 0.7 litres, leading to cost savings and resource preservation.

The system’s bore size of 60 cm ensures comprehensive coverage of MRI applications while leveraging artificial intelligence for image reconstruction enables shorter measurement times and improved image quality.

In addition to its reduced helium usage, the Magnetom Flow boasts lower energy consumption, owing to features such as Eco Gradient Mode and Eco Power Mode.

These innovations automatically regulate energy-intensive components and cooling capacity, further enhancing sustainability.

Compared to traditional 1.5T scanners, the compact design of the Magnetom Flow simplifies installation, reduces costs, and minimizes structural modifications, making it an ideal choice for healthcare facilities.

Moreover, the system’s intuitive operation and high degree of automation enhance the patient experience by reducing examination times and ensuring comfort and peace of mind during procedures.

Siemens Healthineers is also committed to sustainability, and the Magnetom Flow1 exemplifies this dedication.

Andreas Schneck, head of Magnetic Resonance at Siemens Healthineers, emphasized the platform’s role in addressing the challenges faced by healthcare systems worldwide.

By increasing productivity through automation and implementing Dry Cool technology, Magnetom Flow1 not only enhances clinical efficiency but also contributes significantly to sustainability efforts by using fewer natural resources and reducing energy consumption.

On his part, Dr. Markus Kopp, senior physician for radiology at Germany’s Uniklinikum Erlangen, praised Magnetom Flow1 for its simplified workflow and efficient operation, even for less experienced personnel.

Faster scanning times and superior image quality translate into tangible benefits for both patients and healthcare providers.

The system’s extensive AI-supported image reconstruction capabilities further enhance clinical outcomes, enabling significant reductions in measurement times while doubling image quality.

Combined with simplified workflows, Magnetom Flow1 facilitates increased patient throughput and improved overall efficiency in clinical practice.

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