Medical Center of Plano, Plano, USA


Purpose of use

The following reference is for the Medical Center of Plano in Plano, USA. This hospital in Plano made the decision for an iMRI solution from BrainLAB®. The combination of MRI diagnostics, intra-operative 3D imaging and neurosurgical navigation systems are all integrated into an Operation Room (OR). This new technology considerably increases the precision of surgical intrusion especially during complex operations to the brain, while reducing the necessity of further interventions.

Technical data

  • MRI-System Siemens MAGNETOM 1.5T Espree
  • RF room made of steel
  • Dimensions (L x W x H) = 10.600 x 7.900 x 3.600mm
  • Start up October 2006


The large size of the RF room made it possible to install both a classical sliding RF door and an additional entrance door for the personnel. There are four large RF windows integrated into the side walls of the RF room, these provide good all round observation of the patient; the RF windows also being used by medical personnel undergoing training. The integration of the MRI-System, the ceiling suspended surgical microscope, neurosurgical navigation system and other equipment into an RF-shielded OR was a considerable technical challenge. We had to address static, climatic, EMC, sound, hygienic and other specifications and standards while achieving an efficient, fluent and high capacity work flow in the OR; this being assisted by the enclosures comfortable size and its two entrance doors.

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