Open magnetic resonance systems and their role in a changing world
Renata Krawczyk | International Application Team Leader MR/CT, FUJIFILM Healthcare Europe | November 2021Fujifilm's open magnetic resonance systems are a response to a changing society – in Europe and in the whole world. There are more and more of us, we are getting older, we are getting fatter, we have more and more physical and mental health problems. How to provide adequate medical care to an increasing number of patients with special requirements? Patients with obesity, for whom the standard closed system is "too small", patients with claustrophobia who run away from the room just after looking at the "tunnel", or elderly patients for whom the comfort of the examination, the possibility of contact with somebody during the procedure is the most important. The increasing availability of MR examination means that children are increasingly referred to this examination. These are groups that, although often overlooked and treated as niche, will constitute a growing percentage of patients in MR systems.