Reducing MRI scanner duration project

Emma Vittery
Emma Vittery • 2 February 2024

Hi all, 

I'm scoping a project to help a secondary care team quantify carbon savings from work they've done to reduce the time people spent in MRI scanners, including reducing the need for general anaesthetics in kids. 

I think they'd be significant energy savings given my understanding is MRI scanners are 20-30kw/hr depending on scan (?), as well as benefits around anaesthetic gas/inpatient beds regarding the general anaesthetics.

Has anyone looked at anything similar or can signpost me to any useful resources / papers? 


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Rachel Baldwin-Cleland
Rachel Baldwin-Cleland

Hi Emma,

I went to UKIO this week and saw a great lecture by Dr Michael Jackson - Consultant Paediatric Radiologist NHS Lothian - who spoke on MRI and US and kgCO2e . Robert Chuter Carbon Footprinting for Healthcare member (Chair of IPEM sustainability committee might be able to put you in touch with Michael).

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