The field of medical technology is experiencing constant and rapid development, with advancements driven by innovations aimed at improving diagnostic accuracy, patient outcomes, and overall healthcare efficiency - one notable aspect of this evolution is the ongoing development of helium-free MRI scanners...
𝘉𝘶𝘵 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘶𝘰𝘶𝘴 𝘶𝘱𝘥𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘯 𝘣𝘰𝘵𝘩 𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘪𝘨𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘧𝘶𝘯𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺, 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘦𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘢𝘯 𝘔𝘙𝘐 𝘴𝘤𝘢𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘳 𝘳𝘦𝘮𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘴 𝘢 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘯𝘨𝘦, 𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘥𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘬𝘺 𝘮𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘴!
We recently dismantled a Philips Achieva in the Netherlands, and the de-installation offered a series of interesting challenges! Located on the first floor, the scanner needed to be rigged on a narrow corridor with several sharp curves to get to a wall opening overlooking the roof of the hospital’s emergency unit. The roof was unable to support the weight of the 5-ton magnet, so our dismantle team needed to employ a crane with a suspended basket, floating above the roof!
There is a 30cm height difference between the floor and the wall opening, therefore they raised the magnet on to a wooden platform, allowing it to be carefully pushed on towards the basket. The basket was then lifted and lowered down to street level from which the magnet could be craned on the freight vehicle 💪 This was all done in the late evening hours to ensure that the emergency unit could be evacuated while the lift-out took place.
Despite various challenges, we successfully completed the de-installation with the assistance of our esteemed partners - Verhaar, Goring Medical Projects Ltd, and Convoi!
A large thank you to the hard-working team, who did very well to fetch the magnet from its now former home in a safe and timely manner during a mammoth shift 👏