Managing risk and avoiding downtime with helium-free MR operations at Tokai University Hospital

By Philips ∙ Featuring Prof. Hashimoto, Prof. Niwa, Muro, Shibukawa | May, 2020 | 5:21 min


Magnetic resonance


Managing risk and avoiding downtime

At a glance

  • Hear why Tokai University Hospital chose a helium-free BlueSeal MR system for emergency readiness in case of natural disasters.
  • Learn how the EasySwitch feature on a BlueSeal MR system enables swift magnet control during natural disasters.


In a seismic region like Kanagawa Prefecture, Tokai University Hospital's decision to purchase a BlueSeal MR system with helium-free operations was a strategic move. The hospital opted for the Ingenia Ambition not only for its advanced capabilities but also for the system’s ability to manage emergency situations. With the EasySwitch functionality, the team at Tokai University Hospital is now able to take appropriate measures in case of a natural disaster by easily turning the magnet on and off from the console.

“We believe that magnets with helium-free operations will play an important role in the reliable and sustainable operations of hospitals in the future.”


Prof. Hashimoto
Tokai University Hospital

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