The Optima MR430s is compact, powerful extremity MR scanner that delivers precise imaging of the arm (including elbow, wrist and hand) or the leg (including knee, ankle and foot).

Because only the targeted anatomy needs to be in the scanner, patients may enjoy greater comfort.

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PGA Professional jim Furyk discusses the Optima MR430s.

PGA Tour Professional Jim Furyk discusses the MR430s specialty MR scanner.

MR430s 1.5T close-up of knee scan.

Get a close-up view of the experience of an Optima MR430s knee scan.

Doctor with patient seated in Optima MR430s 1.5T.


The Optima MR430s offers an extremely surprising experience.

  • Extremely compact, surprisingly powerful. While the Optima MR430s is small and efficient, its 1.5T magnet provides radiologists with the high-quality images they demand.
  • Extremely comfortable, surprisingly clear. With its innovative design, the Optima MR430s offers an improved MR experience for patients and a more efficient and simpler one for technologists—all with the consistency and clarity of a 1.5T system.
  • Extremely valuable, surprisingly affordable. As an addition to a busy radiology department, the Optima MR430s can relieve patient backlogs to boost department throughput—offering healthcare providers a smart investment at a low total cost-of-ownership.

Patient arm inside Optima MR430s 1.5T.

Technology and Specifications

The Optima MR430s delivers a combination that radiologists have always wanted: a specialty musculoskeletal MR system with a 1.5T magnet. Now they can request precise acquisitions of the arm, including elbow, wrist and hand; or the leg, including knee, ankle and foot—and get the image quality and consistency they expect from a more powerful, conventional MR system.

  • Industry-leading gradients deliver 70mT/m of power and 300T/m/s of slew rate.
  • Short echo spacing and high signal-to-noise ratio enable high resolution and sharp images.
  • The system’s design ensures that the targeted anatomy is precisely positioned at the magnet’s isocenter, and coil proximity increases signal-to-noise ratio for high clarity—even in small anatomies. In addition, the proximity of a coil adapted to the targeted anatomy increases signal-to-noise ratio with rich clinical information.
  • A footprint as small as 222 square feet (20.65 square meters) allows for easy siting and lower installation costs, while the lightweight < 900 lb (408 kg) magnet fits through most elevators and standard doors.
  • Six iso-centric dedicated RF coils (ranging from 80 mm to 180 mm in inner diameter) can accommodate a wide range of patient sizes, from smaller patients to larger athletes and anatomies.


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