The Mail on Sunday - 2021-10-10




can now diagnose life-threatening brain and head injuries at the patient’s bedside thanks to Swoop, the UK’s first portable MRI scanner. Usually MRI scanners, which use magnetic fields and radio waves to create detailed images that can show tumours or traumatic injuries in the brain, are so big they need their own dedicated rooms. Dr Khan Siddiqui, of the medical tech firm Hyperfine behind Swoop, which produces a lower level of radiation than large MRI scanners, says patients can get a scan result within 90 minutes.


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