Imaging-as-a-Service (IaaS), is our unique solution to reducing the risk of bringing MRI services into your practice. This subscription-based business model includes our award-winning Small Animal MRI system and Q-Care, our world-class support programme.
With remote access to licensed MRI Technologists, Hallmarq now offers Remote Operations* as part of the IaaS subscription. This no-risk, turnkey solution helps resolve some of the issues faced with implementing a neurology service.
Isn’t high-field MRI expensive?
The total cost of ownership is less than you may expect. With Hallmarq’s 1.5T Small Animal MRI, you can either buy the system outright or rent using our unique Flat Rate model. With our built-in RF shield, there is no need for a purpose-built shielded room; upfront capital expenditure is kept to a minimum and routine helium refills are not necessary. We’ve designed the system, from the ground up, to save on energy and our comprehensive Q-Care support program even includes software updates. Labor costs may also be minimised as the system is designed to be operated by a veterinary technician or nurse rather than a dedicated MRI Technologist.
Can I speak to an end-user?
With over 100 Hallmarq MRI systems installed in 23 countries around the globe, there is plenty of opportunity to find a veterinarian using our products. Find your nearest site.
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How good is Hallmarq’s Small Animal MRI image quality?
To deliver the image quality the industry expects, our unique veterinary specific coils have been designed to fit the anatomy of your patients. With the small animal in mind, we offer five different coils including a 1-meter long V-shape spine coil allowing for easy imaging of large breed dogs. This coil fits closely to your patients as they enter the MRI in dorsal recumbence and provides a 20% better signal than a flatbed made for humans. We also offer elongated head coils with removable tops for easier patient positioning. The system can also run two coils simultaneously; especially useful for imaging those difficult to reach areas such as the brachial plexus. By designing the machine with your patients in mind, and with sequences written specifically for the small animal, we get great results.
We continue to receive positive feedback from numerous Veterinary Radiologists and Veterinary Neurologists from around the world but please evaluate for yourself. Take a look at our Small Animal image gallery
What is the uptime percent of the Hallmarq 1.5T Small Animal system?
We are proud to offer our sites a 99% uptime guarantee; the only one of its kind in the industry. Keeping your system running is our priority and we pride ourselves on the support and maintenance that we offer as standard through our Q-Care program.
With proactive rather than reactive support as standard, your system will experience virtually no downtime. Every five minutes, the system sends a signal to our headquarters, over a secure internet connection, allowing us to monitor over 100 parameters and respond to problems quickly. If there’s an issue, it’s we will likely have diagnosed and fixed it before you’re even aware! In addition, we can provide real-time support and coaching via our Virtual Presence platform in case you have any worries during a scan. This innovative and proven technology has been tried, tested and used on over 120,000 animals in the last 20 years.
Is this simply a refurbished human magnet?
No, this is a brand new, state-of-the-art magnet designed from the ground up, exclusively for small animal patients. The Hallmarq Small Animal MRI magnet is manufactured according to our exacting specifications, with veterinary specific coils, patient bed, software, and sequences to offer the industry’s only high-field MRI system designed specifically for small animals.
We’ve decided on your Small Animal MRI system. How long do we wait before scanning our first patient?
Between signing the agreement and scanning your first case should take around 4-6 months, provided that the practice is ready for delivery.
*Currently available to customers in the USA only.