MRI Coil Repairs
With the largest MRI coil inventory in the industry, DirectMed is able to offer coils for all major manufacturers, including GE, Siemens, and Philips. Our services include electronic, cosmetic, and mechanical repairs. We also offer loaner coils in order to minimize downtime. Our ISO 13485:2016 certification ensures all repairs are completed to OEM specifications.
Our Coil Repair Process
Ship MRI Coils
We ship you one of our loaner coils so you can continue scanning patients. You then send us your nonworking damaged coil for repair.
Our OEM trained engineers begin to troubleshoot and diagnose your coil. Cosmetic, mechanical, or electrical problem is fixed.
QA Process & Testing
We run your coil through an MCQA test on our on-site MRI suite. We then go through a QA and sanitizing 12 step process.
We then ship you back your repaired coil along with a thorough repair report. You send us our loaner coil back.
Expedited Coil Repairs
We repair most coils within 24 – 48 hours, saving you from costly downtime. We understand the importance of quick turnaround times.
DirectMed maintains the largest coil inventory in the industry. If you are in need of a temporary solution while your coil is being repaired, trust us to provide the solution.
Our engineers work around the clock to help you troubleshoot and diagnose your MRI coils. We are available 24 hours 7 days a week!
Coil Repairs – Done Right
- 90 Day Warranty On All Repair Services
- Complete Inspection & Test On All Coils
- Cosmetic Quality Assurance Service Included
- Fast Turn-Around & Support For Your MRI Coils
- Knowledgeable Customer Service
Behind The Scenes Of Our MRI Coil Repair Process
We Support Many Manufacturers
Our MRI Coil Inventory
Below is a partial list of our 300+ unique coil SKUs. Please contact us to find out if we have your required coil in stock.
We work with all Hitachi, Toshiba, GE, Philips, and Siemens coils. We have fixed several cable issues on flex coils, body coil, phased array, wrist, shoulder coils, anterior array, various knee coils along with many other multi-channel coils.
|Part Name||Part Number|
|1.5T 8CH Body Array Coil (Legacy Connector)||2377425-2|
|1.5T 8 Channel Body Array HD||2415366|
|Matrix Body Coil||7579555|
|1.5T 16 Channel HNS Spine||2423194|
|1.5T 16 Channel HNS Posterior (Dual Cable)||2423192|
|1.5T Quad Extremity Coil||472GE-64|
|1.5T 12 Channel Body Array Coil (A & B Port Hypertronix)||2415561|
|1.5T 16 Channel HNS Anterior Bridge||2416329|
|1.5T 16 Channel HNS Anterior Adapter||2416329|
|1.5T 16 Channel HNS Posterior (P Connector)||2423192|
|1.5T 8 Channel CTL Coil (Legacy)||2377426-2|
|1.5T 8 Channel CTL Coil (HD)||2416758|
|12 Channel Body Array (P Connector)||2416616|
|Head Matrix A Tim Coil||7577732|
|Spine Matrix Coil||7579340|
|1.5T 16 Channel HNS Neck & Chest||2423193|
|3.0T 8 Channel Legacy Torso Array||2381683-2|
|1.5T Avanto Knee/Foot Coil||474SI-64F|
|1.5T 8 Channel Hi Res Brain Coil (Legacy)||2317112-2|
|3.0T 8 Channel HDMR2 Torso Array Coil (Rx)||2415410|
|1.5T GEM Anterior Array||5391442|
|HD T/R Quad Extremity Coil||5147225-2|
|Avanto CP Extremity Coil||7579472|
|1.5T GEM HNU||5407408|
|3.0T 8 Channel CTL Array Coil (Hypertronix)||2415542|
|1.5T 16 Channel HNS Posterior (Single HDx Cable)||2423192|
|1.5T CP Head Array Coil||3146037|
|1.5T 8 Channel Neurovascular Array Coil||2317115-2|
|3.0T 8 CH CTL Array Coil||2413107|
|1.5T MARK 9000 USAI Phased Array Shoulder Coil||2375136-2|
|1.5T Siemens Extremity||474SI-64E|
|Neck Matrix A Tim Coil||7577906|
|3.0T 8 Channel High Resolution Brain Array||2380637-2|
|1.5T HD 8 Channel Hi Res Brain Array Coil||5146634-2|
|1.5T USAI 4 Channel CTL Coil||2225545-6|
|1.5T CP Neck Array Coil||3146540|
|Invivo Breast Coil for Siemens Espree MRI||104461|
|CP Body Array Flex 63 MR Coil||7100048|
|1.5T 8 Channel T/R Knee Array Coil||5114356-2|
|HD 8 Channel Neurovascular Array Coil 1.5 T||5147135-2|
|8 Channel Vibrant Breast Coil||2401500|
|3.0T Signa Excite Knee Foot Extremity Coil||2380635-2|
|3.0T HD Hi-Res Brain Coil||5147134-2|
|1.5T HD 8 Channel Cardiac Array||2415376|
|.35T CTL Coil||2282860|
|1.5T Philips Spine Coil||45221314927|
|HD 12 Channel Body Array (Hypertronix Connector)||2416616|
|1.5T GEM PA Coil||5372733|
|1.5 T HD Neurovascular Array Coil||5117092-2|
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“When it comes to coil repairs, DirectMed is always our first choice. Ever since we started using DirectMed, our coil spend has decreased dramatically, all while receiving top notch customer service from a knowledgeable team.”
What are MRI coils?
No one MRI exam is identical. Each scan adheres to the coil’s specific capabilities, which generates high-quality images of particular body parts.
In short, no coil means no photos. An MRI transmits radio frequencies to the body.
The coil is responsible for receiving the signal and sending it to a computer, generating the images. The coils pose no health risks or dangers to the body.
One Design for Every Body Part
Some coils are frames that fit over the body part in need of scanning. Others are less apparent—patients won’t even notice they’re there. Some are flexible, wrapping around the body, fastened with Velcro.
Brain scans require helmet-like coils that snap in place over your face. During an upright MRI, a technician will slide the coil down over your head, much like football gear. Openings allow patients to see out during the scan.
Types of MRI Coils
Whether you’re an MRI technologist or workaround an MRI machine, you’re likely to come across more coils than you can choose from. We’ve broken down the various types of coils and their purpose:
1. Gradient Coils
These coils create a secondary magnetic field to distort its primary field. Gradient coils allow spatial encoding of MRI signals. Some GCs include Figure 8, Maxwell, Golay, Helmholtz, Paired Saddle, and Shielded Gradient.
2. RF (Radio Frequency Coils)
RF coils are both transmitters and receivers. As a transmitter, they generate oscillations or rotations perpendicular to the Bo (static main magnetic field). As a receiver, they detect MR signals.
3. Surface Coils
Unlike RF coils, the surface variety is receive-only. They boast excellent signal-to-noise ratios for tissues adjacent to the coil. The further from the tissue, the less sensitive it becomes. Most technicians use surface coils for spines, shoulders, joints, and smaller body parts.
4. Volume Coils
These coils provide a homogenous RF excitation across a large volume of the skin, such as in whole-body imaging. Some volume coils are smaller, ideal for the head and other extremities. Typical designs include the Birdcage, Saddle, and TEM.
5. Shim Coils
Shims provide auxiliary magnetic fields to adjust the homogeneity of their primary domain. Technicians use them before operating the magnet.
6. Array Coils
Array coils are a cross between the benefits of smaller and larger coils. They span Coupled, Isolated, and Phased types.
7. Extremity Coils
As its title suggests, extremity coils cover ankles, wrists, elbows, shoulders, and other smaller body parts.
Coils are a combination of physics and design and play various roles in the MRI sphere. You can better equip your clinic by knowing each type of coil and understanding its purpose within your specific machine.
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