According to CDC data in 2012, the United States has become one of the "most obese" developed countries in the world, with 35.7% of its adults and 17% of its children suffering from obesity.
Patients with extreme obesity are usually suffering from other diseases, making them often unable to enter examination equipment smoothly. Their body shape restrictions mean that they have to endure the pains of diseases. Besides, people with claustrophobia, oversized athletes, pregnant women, rickets patients and other groups with special examination needs also face similar problems. But now, they have a new choice.
Recently, Memorial MRI & Diagnostic, a high-end imaging center located in Texas, introduced the world's first 75cm, ultra-wide-bore 3.0T uMR Omega. Compared with the mainstream and standard 60cm-bore MR machines in the industry, uMR Omega expands the bore to 75cm, providing an unprecedented spacious scanning experience similar to "first-class cabin". What's more, it can also accommodate 300kg overweight patients, and provide wider application space for the MR examination of shoulders, elbows, hip joints and other parts far away from the center of the human body.
John is an oversized rugby player. High confrontation intensity on the pitch has made him suffer from joint injuries, which requires high-definition image examinations. However, conventional MR cannot complete the scanning of complex positions such as eccentric joints. As a result, he had to seek medical service in other states. But, the arrival of uMR Omega makes it possible for him to easily complete body scanning at his doorsteps.
*To protect the privacy of patients, their real names or photos are not used in this article.