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Pakistan first in Asia to acquire portable, bedside MRI system: AKU

30 April 2021

In Karachi, the Aga Khan University’s Medical College recently acquired a portable MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and made Pakistan the first country in Asia to have such a system. The machine can be wheeled directly to a patient's bedside and make imaging as simple as receiving a bedside ECG. Traditional MRIs are sometimes unsuitable for use with critically-ill patients, who are difficult to transport from the bed to radiology.