Typically, transporting an infant patient from the NICU to the MR unit for imaging provides several logistical challenges to the team caring for and imaging the patient. There may not always be an MR unit close to the NICU. A full MRI compatible transport incubator is expensive, cumbersome and may not be available. A non-MRI compatible incubator is also cumbersome and could pose a safety risk to the patient. Never mind the challenges facing the patient requiring diagnosis.
The Scan Pod is designed to be set-up in the NICU where the patient can be moved from their cot, stabilised in the Pod and transported through the hospital to the MR unit in a safe, warm and quiet environment. Then to maintain that same comfortable environment during imaging, and on the trip back to the NICU.