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Current method of disinfecting the bore involves the use of harsh chemicals manually applied by the MRI technician, which is inconsistent, time-consuming, and challenging to perform between patients due to scheduling constraints and MRI technician’s patient responsibilities. Additionally, the harsh chemical residues and fumes produced by the current method can corrode sensitive electronic systems as well as affect some patients.
The device is specifically designed to use non-ferrous materials and shielding of the electronic components to eliminate magnetic field interference. The system produces an intensity of UV-C which disinfects the entire MRI bore within minutes, enables rapid setup and removal, eliminates the use of harsh chemicals, minimizes the MRI technician involvement, and provides the capability to rapidly and effectively disinfect the MRI bore between patients.