Frequently asked Questions
The standard system consists of the MR incubator, a trolley featuring a power supply for intra-hospital transport, an 8-channels head array coil, three MR-conditional gas cylinders and a pressure reducer featuring flow regulator.
Head array coil: The 8-channels head array coil is a receiving coil with a cylindrical design. It is used during head examinations and is approved for 1.5T and 3.0T magnetic resonance imaging scanners from GE, Philips and Siemens.
Body array coil: The 12-channels body array coil is suitable for examining the abdomen, heart and spinal column. The coil is made up of two parts: The first part featuring eight channels is integrated in the lying surface, and the second part featuring four channels is placed above the patient on a coil holder. The body array coil is approved for 1.5T and 3.0T magnetic resonance imaging scanners from Philips and Siemens.
No. Only MR-coils supplied by LMT may be used. Only these MR-coils are specially designed for the incubator climate and are approved for compatibility with the MR incubator.
The nomag® IC is suitable for premature and newborn babies weighing up to 4,500 g, with a head circumference of around 40 cm and a maximum body length of around 55 cm.
Yes, as long as they are the same scanner type and the compatible software is installed on every scanner. Every coil is coordinated to the requirements of the relevant scanner manufacturer and the field strength.
Yes, the nomag® IC 3.0T can be used both on 1.5T and 3.0T MRI scanners thanks to its special design. However, it must be combined with the MR coil appropriate to the field strength.
Yes. The MR incubator, trolley and gas supply can be slid into the MR-room.
No. The uninterruptible power supply has no electromagnetic shielding and would cause artefacts during the MR examination. For this reason, the trolley must remain outside the MR-room during the examination.
The patient is relocated to the neonatal intensive care ward. Then, they are transported to the radiology ward and the MRI examination is performed. After the examination, the patient is brought back from the radiology ward to the intensive care ward, where they are again relocated to the in-patient incubator.
Thanks to the dual-wall structure of the MR incubator, the noise level around the patient is lowered by around 12 – 15 dB (A). The additional use of ear protection (MiniMuffs®) means that a total reduction of up to 20 dB (A) is achieved.
The nomag® IC is not approved for transport in aeroplanes and helicopters.
Over the last 8 years, users of the MR incubator system in a clinical context have no longer considered a general anaesthetic as being necessary for performing the MR examination in the nomag® IC. Thanks to the stable climate, the noise reduction and all precautionary measures being taken on the intensive care ward, the entire examination can be performed without a general anaesthetic. In the case of very small patients, it has proven very helpful to immobilise their feet directly before the examination. Larger and/or older newborns may require mild sedation.
Yes. You can choose between a trolley for intra hospital transport and an ambulance trolley. The ambulance trolley is available in different versions (e.g. Stollenwerk, Ferno).
No. MR incubators, multi-channel head array coils, trolleys and gas supplies only satisfy the normative requirements of a transport incubator system as complete system. For this reason, you can only order the system in full.