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Portable, accessible and sustainable magnetic resonance

Project description

Designing low-cost low-field MRI systems for specific clinical applications

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides high-definition diagnostic imaging. However, it is very expensive and requires skilled maintenance and highly trained technicians. The EU-funded PASMAR project aims to provide MRI systems that will enable medical screening as part of an affordable, sustainable and accessible platform for the developing world. The objective is to design new types of low-cost low-field systems for specific clinical applications and overcome the main challenge of much lower MRI signals. These specialised systems can be used for adult/paediatric brain, orthopaedics and lung/spine scanning, taking advantage of the flexibility of permanent magnet arrays with new geometries, targeted for specific organs, and using open-source design to allow local maintenance and repair.

Host institution

ACADEMISCH ZIEKENHUIS LEIDEN
Net EU contribution
€ 2 493 715,00
Address
Albinusdreef 2
2333 ZA Leiden
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Agglomeratie Leiden en Bollenstreek

Beneficiaries (1)

ACADEMISCH ZIEKENHUIS LEIDEN
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 2 493 715,00
Address
Albinusdreef 2
2333 ZA Leiden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Agglomeratie Leiden en Bollenstreek