Quick Turnaround, Quick Success
Thu, 02/14/2008 - 5:22am
The Sentinelle Vanguard Breast MR Auxiliary Table with eight channel coil array transforms a GE MRI into a dedicated system for Breast MR imaging and intervention. The Variable Coil Geometry of the eight channel array allows the position of the coils to be customized for every patient. The coils can be moved medially and laterally, as well as posteriorally towards the axilla and chest wall, providing improvements to image quality unavailable on traditional tabletop coils.
While searching for a supplier who could produce housing for their Vanguard coils, Sentinelle knew the project would require a quick turn around time and an inexpensive alternative to CNC machining the parts. The company turned to Quickparts after hearing about the QuickQuote software and the ability to receive an instant online quote for cast urethane and rapid prototype parts. By being able to receive prototype parts in days and urethane parts in weeks, Sentinelle was able to stick to their production schedule.
“In two weeks, we received cast urethane parts in hand,” said Rob Brown. “Saving us the added cost of using CNC machined parts, we made the right decision choosing Quickparts and the cast urethane process.”