Accessible Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Accessible magnetic resonance imaging (AMRI) is a research collaboration between Aalto University Schools of Electrical Engineering and Aalto Arts, Design and Architecture. Research project aims to bring tissue-sensitive imaging out of the conventional hospital environment, enabling new transformational point-of-need services in both healthcare and wellness. This will be realized by developing novel magnetic resonance imaging and information processing technologies, and conducting design research which includes clinicians, caregivers and experts by experience as stakeholders throughout the process.
Our ongoing research activities span across the disciplines of engineering, design and healthcare.
Project is funded by Technology Industries of Finland Centennial Foundation’s Future Makers and Business Finland’s Corona crises co-creation instruments.
The accessible MRI imaging technology could have a wide variety of uses within healthcare and wellbeing industries. Based on initial research with clinical experts, the mobile stroke unit (MSU) was selected as a relevant use case scenario, leading to this co-design project in collaboration with paramedics at LAB University of Applied Sciences.
The project implements a vehicle-based mobile stroke unit capable of pre-hospital diagnosis and care of stroke by an integrated low-field MRI device developed at Aalto University, in collaboration with technical and clinical partners.