When Milpark Radiology Inc purchased and installed the new large bore Siemens MRI scanner planning was already in place to accommodate intraoperative MRI.
This required placing the magnet directly inline next door the new advanced neurosurgical theatre suite.
The patient is positioned onto a special table which is compatible with both the operating table and the scanner table facilitating movement of the patient between scans and maintaining the exact position.
This is done before putting the patient to sleep.
The MRI suite also needs to be sterilised 2 hours before the procedure with use also made of specialised air conditioners to achieve sterility.
Specialised equipment also is required to keep the patient asleep during the scan procedure.