21 June 2022 | News
Alfred Health Hospital in Australia to receive first in nation portable MRI systems for point-of-care brain scans
US-based Hyperfine Inc., creator of the Swoop Portable MR Imaging System, the world’s first US FDA-cleared portable magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) device, has completed registration and notification of the device in Australia and New Zealand.
With this activity, the Swoop system is now available for purchase in Australia and New Zealand and includes the US FDA-cleared advanced reconstruction software using deep learning. Multiple pilot research units have been ordered across key Australian cities bolstering Hyperfine's entry into these two markets and laying the foundation for commercial efforts.
Hyperfine has announced the appointment of Quantum HealthCare as the company’s distributor for Australia and New Zealand. Now part of Paragon Care Limited, Quantum is a leading independent high-end medical equipment distributor across Asia Pacific. Quantum specializes in state-of-the-art medical imaging and patient treatment equipment distribution and services for leading global suppliers.
The Australian National Imaging Facility (NIF) selected the Swoop system as an industry partner in a two-million-dollar project to provide state-of-the-art imaging capability for the Australian research community.
The Swoop Portable MR Imaging System is being used worldwide to address some limitations of current imaging technologies and make MRI more accessible.