Dedicated Ankle MRI Coil™
So why would ScanMed develop such a device when knee/foot coils, ski-boot coils for ankle, feet and lower leg imaging and others exist? The answer is simple: Significantly improved image quality to obtain the highest possible resolution in this critical joint and Achilles tendon. This is done by optimizing antenna (element) geometries in shape, size, and number to focus their sensitivity profiles on these specific anatomies. It is all about element density, the number of elements specifically adjacent to the desired anatomy. All 8 of the elements are focused on the region of the ankle compared to all other designs where 8 or 16 elements are covering foot, ankle, and lower leg thereby reducing the number of elements that contribute to the signal from the ankle.
Suggested Clinical Applications for the Ankle MRI Coil™:
Ankle imaging as allowed by the MRI system
Foot imaging as allowed by the MRI system
Ankle MRI Coil™ Specifications:
Field Strength: 1.5 T; 3.0 T
Number of Elements: 8 or 16 Elements (8 Channel Systems)
Weight: 5.5 kg (12 lbs)
Cable Length: 127 cm (48 in)
Comes with separable base and patient comfort pad
Product is warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of two years from date of purchase. Typical turnaround time for repair/replacement of defective part(s) is 48 hours after receipt of defective product. Please see the published warranty for more details.
All our of products are designed and manufactured under a ISO 13485/9001 registered quality system.