Therapy Areas: Devices
Hyperfine partners with Penn Medicine for the study of the Hyperfine device for hydrocephalus patients
3 December 2019 -

MRI device company Hyperfine Research Inc said on Monday that it plans the launch of the clinical research study of the world's first portable, low-cost magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system in partnership with Penn Medicine.

Under the collaboration, Penn Medicine will examine the efficacy of the Hyperfine device in the care of patients with hydrocephalus, a medical condition in which an abnormal buildup of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) causes the fluid-filled spaces of the brain to become enlarged. This can lead to headaches, dizziness, cognitive impairment, gait disturbances and in severe cases, even brain herniation or death.

In addition to assessing the feasibility of imaging patients with the new FDA 510(k)-pending system Hyperfine device, Penn Medicine will evaluate the Hyperfine system's diagnostic performance versus current high field MRI machines and computed tomography (CT) scanners.

The Hyperfine point-of-care (POC) device is highly portable and wheels directly to the patient's bedside, plugs into a standard electrical wall outlet and is controlled via an iPad. The system was developed with the goal of making MRI accessible anytime, anywhere, to any patient.

Additionally, Hyperfine is introducing its POC MRI system to the broader radiologist community at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting on 1 December through 5 December at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL, Booth 7765 (North Hall).

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