MRI Quench Recovery

A “quench” refers to the emergency shutdown of a magnet – one of the extreme “what-ifs” when dealing with this type of diagnostic imaging system. During a quench, the cryogen gases evaporate quickly, causing a loss of superconductivity in the magnet. It may happen due to an MRI magnet malfunction or damage, extreme vibrations, shim disturbances, or a variety of other reasons.

If you look at the history and standard practices, one may believe that once a quench happens, it’s game over for the equipment, necessitating a complete system upgrade. But at Altima, we’ve helped many customers with “quench recovery.” Our expert engineers can save your magnet, and probably your biggest investment. 

Contact the Altima team today at  if you’re in a pinch from a quench!

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