Siemens Healthineers is now presenting MAGNETOM Viato.Mobile, its latest MRI scanner optimised for mobile use and featuring a patient bore of 70 centimetres. "With MAGNETOM Viato.Mobile, we plan to offer the most powerful innovations at 1.5 Tesla for mobile use. Installed in a trailer setup to provide greater flexibility in deploying MR imaging, the scanner can easily be taken from one place to the next or stay at the customer’s site for longer use. For example, the solution can help with screening programmes in underserved regions – it’s not the patient coming to the scanner, but the other way around," says Alistair Piggot, Magnetic Resonance Business Manager at Siemens Healthineers GB&I.
Operation and service of MAGNETOM Viato.Mobile can be done remotely via a fixed internet or, if needed, via a 4G connection. This means that the system can be used almost anywhere, while experts – when required – can provide support from another location during two crucial steps: performing the scan and maintaining the system. This means that fewer staff are needed on site, specialists can work from home and service technicians can take exactly the right spare part with them when they deploy for maintenance.