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Maglife Serenity – a New MR Monitoring Concept

Baar, September 2009 A recent development from Schiller, a leading company in MRI patient monitoring, provides safe, day-to-day monitoring for complex MRI examinations.

Schiller’s latest development in MR monitoring, Maglife Serenity,
is designed to manage complex day-to-day MRI examinations in
combination with patient monitoring. MAGLIFE Serenity is an MRI-compatible patient monitor, tested and approved
for magnetic fields from 0.2 up to 3 Tesla, suitable for all MRI types and brands.

Schiller provides ECG recording which is based on the MR technology.
This procedure reduces dramatically the risk of burns as well as signal interference and gradient artifacts to a minimum and
permits a standardised operation just like in a conventional environment. Neonates and infants, as well as patients suffering from reduced thermoregulation, severe vascular disorders, cardiac arrhythmia, poor general condition or epilepsy require high-end monitoring during the examination. Maglife Serenity is specifically developed for the use during anaesthesia of adults, children
and neonates in an MRI environment.

The advantages of Maglife Serenity at a glance:
• Gas analysis, based on infrared technology during anaesthesia, featuring:
– Auto identification of gases
– Display of 2 gases simultaneously
– Inspired and expired values for all gases
– One patient sample line for all gases, O2,
CO2, N2O and agents

• Highest ECG quality even under strongest gradient influence (MRI)
A standard key feature is the fiber optic ECG, with proprietary @SCS (At Source Cleaned Signal) technology. This unique, patented,
artifact- free technology is designed to resolve problems caused by emitted radio frequencies, magnetic and electromagnetic fields, thus providing maximum patient safety and high signal quality.
• Several gating outputs for optimal MRI triggering of ECG or SpO2
The Cardiac Gating module links the @SCS ECG signal by fiber optic directly to any MRI imager, providing optical analogue outputs
for ECG or SpO2 as well as optical pulse outputs for trigger of ECG or SpO2.

• Temperature
- Maglife Serenity is available with zero, one or two temperature modules.
- When exchanging probes between 2 modules, a high accuracy of 0.2 °C is guaranteed without any calibration.
- Robust sensor due to new GaAs technology.

• SpO2 sensors
Very thin and light SpO2 sensors with optical fibre bundle connection

• Safety
The combination of the 3D magnetic field detector and the movement detector allows Maglife Serenity to monitor the magnetic field all the time even if the device is switched off. When Maglife Serenity is moved (off mode), the movement detector activates a small part of the electronics which monitors the magnetic field, when the device is then moved closer to the MRI, an alarm is issued.

• Ethernet connectivity of remote monitoring
The Maglife Serenity concept includes an optical connection to a remote monitor (Magscreen) in the MR control room. A network of Maglife Serenity and several monitors can be set up to
ensure a full control of any system without disturbing the MR imaging.

For further information please contact:
Schiller AG, CH-6341 Baar, Switzerland,