Dräger introduces anaesthesia system for MRI environment
12 December 2007
Dräger Medical has introduced the Fabius MRI, its
latest generation of anaesthesia solutions designed specifically for
magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
The system is also suitable for other
applications involving magnetic fields such as a cardiac catheterisation
laboratory or proton therapy. The functionality is guaranteed for use on MRI
systems of 1.5 and 3 Tesla.
That means that there is no mutual interference with an MRI system at
these magnet strengths. An automatic acoustic distance detector for maximum
proximity to an MRT system (40 mtesla ~ 400 gauss) helps to position the
The uniform operating concept of Dräger anaesthesia devices has also been
built into the MRI anaesthesia workstation. The size of the MRI system
usually requires the anaesthetists to be outside the room or some distance
away from the device during an examination. Additional optical alarm
displays (LEDs) at the top of the system actively contribute to patient
safety in this specialised environment.
Differentiated ventilation modes (volume and pressure controlled,
pressure support and SIMV) needed especially for care of premature infants,
newborns, and ICU patients can be used in this environment.
The electrical ventilator allows controlled compliance compensation
guaranteeing the necessary flow especially for low tidal volumes. Since
longer ventilation tubes are often used in the MR environment, an electrical
ventilator is particularly advantageous. Comparable to the standard OR
devices, the newest anaesthesia solution also has holders for MR-compatible
gas cylinders and an integrated country-specific multiple socket outlet.
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