Because MRI transmits and receives radio signals, scanning must take place in a screened room. The magnet must also be kept at a constant temperature (±1°C, ±2°F) so air conditioning is also needed in the room The room can be converted from an existing facility, or be incorporated into a new building. Hallmarq recommends a room size to allow MRI of anaesthetised horses of 8m x 6m (26ft x 20ft). If you plan to do only standing MRI a room size of 5m x 7m (16ft x 24ft) is sufficient. Design and installation of the RF screened room and air conditioning is a specialist task, and Hallmarq can provide architectural advice to the veterinary clinic and liaise with the room manufacturer to ensure an effective and economic installation. Occasionally, there are locations where constructing an MRI room may not be feasible. For these situations, Hallmarq has developed a new moveable MRI unit which can be placed on any hard standing at your practice. View our Modular MRI Building to learn more.
- Characteristics: : modular, with MRI system
- Institution: : for veterninary clinics