Esaote North America has announced that its popular E-scan Opera MRI machines will officially be designated "End of Life" as of December 31, 2020. Esaote introduced its E-scan series introduced in 1999, and started sellling the Opera in 2007. Where will current owners of E-scan Operas find service and parts now that the manufacturer is making them obsolete? A popular choice for extremity scans, the Esaote E-scan Opera has dedicated users who will want to keep their machines running for years to come.
Why is the Esaote E-scan a popular MRI choice? Dedicated MRI systems have a very loyal user base that appreciates the ability to target specific applications, with dedicated coils and customized software. The E-scan is a dedicated system for imaging of the musculoskeletal joints such as the knee, calf, ankle, foot, hip, elbow, forearm, wrist, hand and shoulder, making it an extremity scan option that can keep your whole body systems free for comprehensive studies. The most compact MRI system availalbe, the Esaote E-scan MRI requires limited installation space, and costs far less to install and maintain than whole body scanners. Their low power consumption runs from a standard wall-plug. The open design and comfortable ergonomics are popular with patients. Dedicated systems are most often used in Radiology departments in large hospitals, orthopaedic and sport medicine centres aiming to provide direct MRI services, and specialized rheumatology centres.
Even though the manufacturer is transitioning the E-scan to "End of Life" status, Integrity Medical Systems, Inc. will continue to support its warranty plan customers and "time and materials" customers with yearly Preventative Maintenance visits, replacement parts, and repair service. Call us at 1-800-722-3646 for preventative maintenance and repair service for your Esaote E-scan MRI.