FDA clears Draeger to provide anesthesia technology in the MR environment

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Draeger Medical’s Dräger Fabius MRI anesthesia machine, designed to meet the requirements for the MRI environment, has received FDA clearance.

The Fabius MRI is designed for use with 1.5T and 3T MRI systems, according to the Telford, Pa.-based company. The system is an integrated Teslameter provides an acoustic alarm if the Fabius MRI is positioned within a field strength more than 40mTesla (400 Gauss). 

Draeger said that its Fabius MRI employs the same user interface as Dräger’s Fabius GS, Fabius Tiro and Apollo machines, creating a uniform interface for the anesthesia provider.