Incorporating Philips’ breakthrough BlueSeal fully-sealed magnet, the Ambition 1.5T MR is the world’s first MR system to realize helium-free operations , reducing the chance of potentially lengthy and costly disruptions, and virtually eliminating dependency on a commodity with an unpredictable supply. The fully-sealed system does not require a vent pipe and is around 900kg lighter than its predecessor , significantly reducing the siting challenges presented by conventional magnets and lowering construction costs.
“The Hospitales Universitarios San Roque saved about EUR 80,000 (USD 89,000) in siting costs with Ambition 1.5T MR,” said Dr María del Mar Travieso Aja, Head of Diagnostic Imaging Services at the hospital. “Our safety procedures for patients and staff are simplified. We also avoided issues with the quench pipe exit location as the hospital is situated in a quiet area.” The Ambition 1.5T MR was also recently recognized by the U.S. Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA), winning its inaugural Innovation Award.
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 Using Compressed SENSE technology and compared to Philips exams without Compressed SENSE.
 The Ambition 1.5T contains less than 0.5% of the helium of a conventional system and this is permanently sealed inside the device.
 Results from case studies are not predictive of results in other cases, which may vary.
 SmartExam is not available to patients with MR Conditional Implants.
 Based on in-house testing.
 Compared to the 1.5T ZBO magnet.