With classic MR systems, irrespective of the extreme caution exercised by all MR users, if a metallic item becomes stuck in the magnet2
requiring a voluntary quench or if the magnet undergoes a sudden involuntary loss of field, this can disrupt a facility’s MR services for weeks causing massive revenue loss.
The BlueSeal magnet takes the next step toward uninterrupted, more productive1 daily MR operations. Relying on unique digital controllers and 24/7 e-Alerts connectivity3, Philips BlueSeal qualifies as the first magnet driven by adaptive intelligence to support a set of unique service functionalities called EasySwitch.
The EasySwitch solutions aim to minimize unexpected downtime in case of MR operational issue. The BlueSeal’s magnetic field can for instance be easily turned off if an item becomes stuck in the bore. Once the problem is resolved, a hospital or Philips personnel4 can initiate an automated ramp-up and bring the magnet back to field, minimizing operational downtime.
The magnet is also equipped with both a water-cooled compressor and an air-cooled compressor. The air-cooled compressor is used as a back-up when there is no cold water supply. The BlueSeal magnet’s adaptive intelligence will switch to the air-cooled compressor and switch back again when the cooling water provision is restored.