Enhancing Access and Care for Fragile Newborns: Eyas™ Medical Imaging Introduces State-of-the-Art MRI Technology to NICUs
Thursday, July 13, 2023
Eyas Medical Imaging is excited to announce the installation of their groundbreaking neonatal Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) system, the Ascent3T™, in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. While awaiting FDA clearance for commercial use in the United States, Eyas has chosen Cincinnati Children's for research studies involving the Ascent3T Neonatal MRI System. Their aim
is to apply for FDA 510(k) clearance in the near future, allowing healthcare providers and neonatal patients to benefit from this innovative technology.
The Ascent3T utilizes a 3 Tesla (3T) magnet, providing a magnetic field strength that was previously unavailable in neonatal MRI systems. This stronger magnet enables more comprehensive and precise diagnostics, offering detailed imaging of vital organs such as the brain, lungs, heart, and abdomen. The 3T MRI system offers unmatched accuracy in neonatal diagnostics, paving the way for improved treatment plans and better patient outcomes for vulnerable infants.
One of the key advantages of the Ascent3T is its ability to be directly installed within the neonatal unit, eliminating the need to transport fragile newborns to other MRI locations within the hospital. With its compact size and specialized engineering for infant anatomy, the Ascent3T addresses the access challenges and ensures that infants receive the same level of care provided to adults with conventional MRI systems.
Eyas Medical Imaging sees this innovation as a significant advancement in neonatal imaging that will transform the way healthcare professionals evaluate newborns. They are planning to submit a 510(k) application to the FDA, and CincyTech has played a pivotal role in providing seed-stage financing to bring this technology to life. Matt, a member of Eyas' management team, has been actively involved in driving pre-commercialization activities and fundraising efforts.
As the first healthcare facility to adopt the Ascent3T, Cincinnati Children's Hospital further solidifies its position as an innovative leader in pediatric healthcare. Known for being ranked as the top children's hospital in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and recognized as one of America's Most Innovative Companies by Fortune, Cincinnati Children's is committed to enhancing child health through research, education, and innovation. The addition of the Ascent3T to their advanced medical technologies reinforces their dedication to delivering world-class care to their youngest patients.