Marconi gets clearance for Infinion

Marconi Medical Systems has received Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance for Infinion, a 1.5-tesla MRI scanner. Infinion features a 1.4 m-long whole-body magnet, which Marconi claims is the shortest magnet available.

Infinion 1.5T features a removable patient couch combined with a built-in phased-array spine coil, according to Marconi. It supports all traditional MR imaging capabilities, including neuro and orthopedic applications. Infinion can also be customized to meet advanced clinical applications such as MR cardiology, through use of the vendor’s Via application suite technology. Infinion can also be employed in ER procedures involving trauma patients, Marconi said.

The first Infinion 1.5T beta installation will take place at the end of February, with general product release scheduled for June.

In other Marconi news, the Cleveland-based firm has signed separate agreements with Cancer Care Ontario and the Romanian government for the sale of nine Acqsim CT scanners. Cancer Care Ontario will buy at least five systems over the next five years, while the Romanian government approved the purchase of four scanners for three oncology centers.

By staff writers
February 19, 2001

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