S-SCAN enters orthopedic market

November 27, 2007

Esaote introduced S-SCAN, a dedicated joint and spine MR scanner derived from the company’s earlier released G-SCAN system. It includes improved electronics, new coils for lumbar and cervical spine, new pulse sequences, and a modified magnet.

Esaote introduced S-SCAN, a dedicated joint and spine MR scanner derived from the company's earlier released G-SCAN system. It includes improved electronics, new coils for lumbar and cervical spine, new pulse sequences, and a modified magnet. Unlike the G-SCAN, neither the magnet nor the patient table on S-SCAN can rotate from a horizontal to a vertical position. Specific improvements include a modified support to hold up the magnet and gantry, a display panel on the front of the magnet, different external covers for the new patient table and support, a modified version of the magnet poles and gradient coils used in G-SCAN, and a new software release.