Super-charged GE Healthcare MRI, And Its 42-ton Magnet, Finally Delivered To Medical College

After months of delivery delays caused in part by a worldwide shortage of helium, a new super-powered magnetic resonance machine has arrived at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and the core of the GE Healthcare unit has been hoisted into a custom space at the college’s Wauwatosa campus. The state of Wisconsin Building Commission approved paying $10 million of the $20 million project cost in 2010 to boost the Medical College’s magnetic-resonance-imaging (MRI) research. The college completed a 3,600-square-foot addition in fall 2012 to house the Discovery MR950 7.0T research system and initially planned installation for March 2013.

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