Gravens 2023

36th Annual Conference | March 8-11

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Embrace the Value of Point of Care MRI Inside Your NICU

Making MRI easier, safer and more accessible for those who need it most.

The patient-focused Embrace® Neonatal MRI System provides quality diagnostic imaging when and where its needed, while keeping premature and critically-ill infants safe and comfortable in their care environment. This revolutionary, point of need imaging system

  • enables greater access to critical insights so you can make the best care decisions for even your most vulnerable NICU patients;
  • mitigates the risks, challenges and time often associated with off-unit patient transport to Radiology for scanning;
  • promotes a more simplified and efficient workflow that is less stressful for patients, parents and the care team.
Visit us at Table #8 in the Island Room at the Gravens Conference and discover how the point-of-care Embrace can help promote improved patient outcomes inside your NICU.


A1-Tesla MRI System for Dedicated Brain Imaging in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Elisa R. Benson, Ali Mozayan, Steven Peterec, Sarah N. Taylor, Nigel S. Bamford, Laura R. Ment, Erin Rowe, Sean Lisse, Lauren Ehrlich, Cicero T. Silva, T.Rob Goodman and Seyedmehdi Payabvash

Published February 10, 2023 | Frontiers in Neuroscience

In the latest publication from Yale New Haven Hospital, reviewed by Linda DeVries and Kornelia Kreiser, looking at the clinical impact of the Embrace point-of-care scanner, researchers “confirmed the feasibility of the Embrace point-of-care 1-Tesla scanner for imaging in the NICU setting.”  The paper concludes “In comparing the point-of-care 1-Tesla Embrace MRI with other imaging modalities, [the researchers] demonstrated the advantages of point-of-care 1-Tesla brain MRI over ultrasound in detecting small early ischemic changes and parenchymal microhemorrhage.”

Make room for a better care solution.

The uniquely-designed, self-shielded Embrace® Neonatal MRI System fits perfectly in any NICU. Whether part of a new construction project or renovation of an existing space, Embrace® can be installed without the complexity, specification requirements, and investment level associated with traditional MRI installation.

Click below to request a copy of the Embrace® Site Planning Guide for more information.


The Clinical Experience with an in-NICU Magnetic Resonance Imaging System

Kirsten R. Thiim, Elizabeth Singh, Srinivasan Mukundan, P. Ellen Grant, Edward Yang, Mohamed El-Dib & Terrie E. Inder

Published April 2, 2022 | Journal of Perinatology

New Research from Mass General Brigham Hospital in Boston, MA, recently published in the Journal of Perinatology, illustrates the value of having the Embrace Neonatal MRI in the NICU to provide information without the stress and risk of moving babies out of the NICU.  


Infant born by spontaneous vaginal delivery was admitted to the NICU and diagnosed with Gram Negative E. coli sepsis. A non-sedated MRI was completed on Day of Life 15, using the Embrace® Neonatal MRI System located inside the NICU.

After severe encephalopathy was noted following delivery, an early MRI scan was completed using the Embrace® Neonatal MRI System on Day of Life 1, while the infant was still undergoing therapeutic hypothermia to determine the extent of brain injury.


Neonatal Brain Injury: Neurological Examination and Diagnosis

Diane Wilson, NNP
Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada

With over 30 years of experience in Neonatology and a focus on Neonatal Neurology,  Diane has been instrumental in the development of the Neonatal Neurocritical Care Unit (NNCU) at SickKids. In this webinar, Diane reviews the anatomy and physiology of neonatal brain development and the components of a comprehensive neonatal neurological examination, with an overview of the common causes of brain injury in preterm and term infants, including a case presentation with neurological exam findings.

Design Considerations for Innovative MRI

Tobias Gilk
Senior Vice President of RADIOLOGY-Planning

Conventional MRI equipment requires unique siting and safety design requirements to protect the safety of patients, medical personnel, and building occupants in close proximity to an MRI.  Featured speaker Tobias Gilk, Senior Vice President of RADIOLOGY-Planning, provides an architectural perspective on how the Embrace® Neonatal MRI system substantially reduces or completely eliminates the environmental risks associated with standard planning, design and construction requirements needed for traditional MRI scanners.

Embrace® — a Safer Approach for Your Patients,
a More Simplified Workflow for You.

The Embrace® Neonatal MRI System is specifically designed to keep babies safe and warm in their care environment, while simplifying the entire imaging process for the care team. Click below and see for yourself how the Embrace® compares to current scanning methods, eliminating the need for special equipment, extensive preparation and high-risk, off-unit patient transport.

Embrace® Product Information & Resources

Product Brochure

Transformating Neonatal Neuro Imaging Inside the NICU

White Paper

Mitigating Infection Control
in the NICU

Embrace Neonatal Neuroimaging Inside the NICU

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Neonatal Neuroimaging Inside the NICU

Make MRI easier, safer and more accessible for your NICU patients.

Contact an Embrace® MRI specialist today!

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