Due to the introduction of open and semi-open machines, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is no longer a tool that is just used by a few specialists in diagnostic imaging. Open MRI units were originally designed to reduce patients’ claustrophobia. Physicians discovered quickly that many interventional procedures are much easier to perform under these open MRI systems than under conventional Computer Tomography (CT).
The main reasons for the increasing interest in MRI are:
Today, more and more medical disciplines are joining the new world of Interventional MRI:
The key for a well functioning procedure under MRI is the material of the instruments that are used. Instruments have to be non-magnetic, with a low artefact, in order to be seen and handled properly. STERYLAB is one of the few companies in the world to develop such materials and to provide properly visible instruments for Interventional MRI procedures.
MR-CLEAR® is the range of soft-tissues biopsy needles for the interventional MRI procedures: from the Chiba-type needle (Complete-Chiba®) to the manual or automatic guillotine biopsy needle (Bio-Cut® / Spring-Cut® / Colt®).