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When to Replace Your MRI Cold Head

The Cold Head: Your MRI’s heart and soul, it is crucial to the performance of your machine. But how do you know when it’s time to replace it?

Here’s a quick rundown of what a cold head actually does: the cooling system inside your MRI holds hundreds of liters of liquid helium that are there to keep the enormous magnet inside the MRI cool. The helium turns to gas once it takes on ambient heat. The cold head is the part inside the cooling system that re-condenses the helium gas in order to prevent it from boiling off completely.

The “re-condensing margin” is how you’re able to tell if your cold head is running properly. Because of the enormous amount of cooling the MRI cold head does, it loses about

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