Title

Implementation of a Low-Field Portable MRI Scanner in a Resource-Constrained Environment: Our Experience in Malawi

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

5-1-2022

Journal

AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology

Volume

43

Issue

5

DOI

10.3174/ajnr.A7494

Abstract

Low-field, portable MR imaging may expedite patient management in the setting of critical illness. We successfully implemented low-field MR imaging at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Malawi; a low-resource setting. We present our experience of low-field, portable MR imaging start-up and use in Malawi; the first of its kind in Sub-Saharan Africa, together with complementary troubleshooting mechanisms that may be used especially in similar resource-constrained contexts.

Department

Pediatrics

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