MRI and sustainability

Reducing energy consumption without compromising 

Philipp Grätzel von Grätz
Published on January 30, 2023

MRI machines are power-hungry, no secret about that. But this doesn‘t mean that their appetite cannot be tamed. Average energy consumption of MRI units has decreased since the early years of the technology. And there are some promising avenues currently being explored that could enhance energy efficiency further in the years to come.

Constant cooling of an MRI magnet means constant energy is required.

By Philipp Grätzel von Grätz

Philipp Grätzel von Grätz lives and works as a freelance medical journalist in Berlin. His specialties are digitalization, technology, and cardiovascular therapy.