A new approach to getting an MRI at a health facility in India has been developed by a group of specialists, including researchers from the University of Cambridge.
The Cambridge team, led by Dr. Jens-Christian Eichhorn, developed a machine to take a scan and turn it into a virtual image, which they then analyse to understand how a particular organ is functioning.
Eichhorn told The Sport Biblical that his team’s goal was to create a tool that would allow clinicians to make decisions on which patients they would want to see an MRI for.
“A machine can be a useful tool for a surgeon, but it’s very much a device that’s only there to provide information,” he said.
“The MRI is an important tool in medicine for understanding the brain and how it works.
It’s not a diagnostic tool.
It doesn’t have a diagnostic value.”
In India, MRI is a very common diagnostic tool used to treat certain conditions.
According to a recent study by the World Health Organization, India has the third highest number of MRI scans performed in the world, after the United States and China.
Erichhorn said that they wanted to use their technology to help improve the accuracy of health care systems.
“I think the whole point of the device is to provide a more accurate diagnosis of the patient,” he told The Sports Bible.
“It could be a patient with an underlying disease, or an organ malfunction, or maybe it’s something like diabetes that needs to be managed.
All the different problems can be studied.”
The machine is currently undergoing testing in India and it will be launched in 2018, Eich Horn said.
The device has already been used in the United Kingdom to monitor a woman’s weight, which was confirmed by an MRI.
In 2017, a man in Japan who had a stroke was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
Eichorn said that his technology would allow people to be screened for other diseases and the accuracy and sensitivity of MRI would be improved.
“We’re hoping to make a real difference to the patient, which could make a huge difference to their quality of life,” he added.