Implementation of a Low-Field Portable MRI Scanner in a Resource-Constrained Environment: Our Experience in Malawi

Karen Chetcuti, C. Chilingulo, M. S. Goyal, L. Vidal, N. F. O'Brien, D. G. Postels, K. B. Seydel, T. E. Taylor

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Abstract

Low-field, portable MR imaging may expedite patient management in the setting of critical illness. We successfully implemented low-field MR imaging at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Malawi; a low-resource setting. We present our experience of low-field, portable MR imaging start-up and use in Malawi; the first of its kind in Sub-Saharan Africa, together with complementary troubleshooting mechanisms that may be used especially in similar resource-constrained contexts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)670-674
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Volume43
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2022

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