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First Bedside MRI Provides Images in 2 Minutes Instead of Hours

•, by Brian Wang

The Hyperfine system is 20X lower cost, 35X lower power consumption, and 10X lower weight than today's fixed conventional MRI systems.

It will cost about $50,000.

MRI scans can be viewed in less than 2 minutes instead of up to 15 hours.

Hyperfine's scanner from a tablet.

MRI uses a magnetic field, radio waves and a computer to produce detailed pictures of the body's internal structures that are clearer, more detailed and more likely in some instances to identify and accurately characterize disease than other imaging methods.