And as the scanner, called G-scan Brio, is an open magnet system rather than a traditional "tunnel" system, it is ideal for claustrophobic patients.
John Manchester, a lead MR radiographer at the hospital, said: "We were excited to invest in the G-scan as an excellent example of innovative technology for North Wales.
Pat Youds, associate chief of Staff for Radiography in North Wales, added: "Having the G-scan means we have extra capacity to meet high demand for the scanning of patients who are referred from all over North Wales, which covers a population of around 676,000 people across six counties.
Llanelli <BYsbyty Glan Clwyd has a weight-bearing MRI scanner called the G-scan
Known as the G-Scan
, the hi-tech equipment was bought after a PS740,000 investment from the Welsh Government.
The arm is compatible with all Axila probes--contact, non-contact, trigger, and G-scan
CHICAGO -- Esaote North America introduces the new G-scan Brio, a revolutionary MRI approach for Weight-Bearing MRI and musculoskeletal applications, which allows clinicians to increase diagnostic accuracy and confidence.
Based on the experience gained from the first generation of G-scan systems, G-scan Brio is a completely renewed Weight-Bearing MRI system with a new look, new ergonomics and new acquisition techniques.
The G-scan tilting MRI allows clinicians to study all the joints and the entire spine, either in clinostasis (supine) or in orthostasis (weight-bearing), because magnet and patient can rotate from 0x to 90x.
The MRI unit, known as the G-Scan
, allows patients at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd to be scanned in any position.
Under the terms of the agreement, ICON will purchase an initial quantity of MEL 70 G-Scan lasers and get access to the latest developments in excimer laser vision correction, including recent custom ablation system additions based on topography and wavefront technology.
Test results thus far have proven the MEL 70 G-Scan lasers to be both highly reliable and very cost effective," commented Ghassan Barazi, Chief Operating Officer of ICON.