Indoor ‘fixed’ MRI, Brazil
Kenco Saúde in Itaguaí – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Impact: Accessible for about 500.000 inhabitant of the region, around 15.000 scans per year
Equipment: GE MRI Optima 360
Kenco Saúde had a mobile MRI for 5 years, but was in need for something more permanent. An reused MRI from GE was installed indoors at the clinic. This particular MRI machine was previously used in another hospital which upgraded to a newer model.
The old but still very much functioning MRI was transferred to the Kenco clinic to be, checked, well maintained and reused for accessible diagnostics, ready for another 10 years.
Not all hospitals are in need of state-of-the-art medical equipment. Like Kenco, for many hospitals a reused MRI is more than capable and more than enough in terms of functions. Reusing medical equipment is part of our ‘Sustainable medical lease’ program.