The World's First 75 cm, Ultra-wide-Bore
3.0T MRI, the uMR OMEGA®,  Starts its Journey in the U.S.
Inclusive Healthcare for the Community

In Texas, a populous state with one of the highest obesity rates in the United States, patients with larger bodies may, unfortunately, struggle with access to MRI scans due to the relatively small bore of conventional equipment. However, this changed when the 75-cm ultra-wide bore uMR OMEGA® was introduced into the local community. Kim Tran, CEO of leading local imaging center Memorial MRI & Diagnostic, said, "We have been looking for the right equipment to solve the problem and provide more comfort to our patients, and we finally found it." Within the local community, the arrival of uMR OMEGA has greatly improved medical consultation and outpatient services. Today, Memorial not only serves overweight patients but also provides precision off-center scans for parts of the body like shoulders, elbows, and hip joints. What makes clinicians even more excited is that people who were previously dissuaded by narrow and dark MRI bores (pregnant women, and even patients suffering from claustrophobia and anxiety), can also benefit from uMR OMEGA.

An Entrepreneurial Relationship

The World's First 75cm, Ultra-wide-bore 3.0T uMR Omega™ Starts Journey in the US

This is not the first time United Imaging and Memorial MRI & Diagnostic, a high-end imaging center dedicated to providing accurate, efficient and personalized diagnostic and therapeutic services, have worked together. Since its establishment, founder Kim Tran, has been constantly looking for more universal and intelligent innovative products and as a result, Memorial MRI & Diagnostic has introduced twenty United Imaging products in MR, MI, CT and DR.

uMR OMEGA Leaps A 5 cm Chasm

The uMR OMEGA has now become one of Memorial MRI & Diagnostics' most versatile and reliable pieces of technology. How did the uMR OMEGA come to life and create a patient experience that is akin to a first-class seat on an airplane?

To achieve the leap to a "first-class cabin" experience, United Imaging has to overcome the root causes of technical barriers. For decades, engineers around the world have been trying to increase the bore limit of high-field superconducting magnetic resonance. Every centimeter of expansion creates new technical problems, so maintaining quality imaging and system stability while expanding the bore can look like an insurmountable "chasm" to cross.


United Imaging's uMR OMEGA® engineers identified a new technical path to resolve the problem with ingenuity: create an unprecedented ultra-wide 97-cm-inner-diameter net magnet architecture, and achieve a magnetic field uniformity comparable to or even better than that of the traditional 70 cm wide-bore magnetic resonance while expanding the bore; and build the industry's first GPA with 3.5MW peak power, equivalent to that of 13 V8 engines, which can easily harness advanced clinical research applications and even high-precision radiotherapy simulation positioning.

The World's First 75cm, Ultra-wide-bore 3.0T uMR Omega™ Starts Journey in the US

Bigger Size, Faster Speed, And A Calming Experience Cover More Patients

The unprecedented 75 cm bore that resulted has increased the volume by 33%, providing a new, roomier "first-class cabin" experience.

The World's First 75cm, Ultra-wide-bore 3.0T uMR Omega™ Starts Journey in the US

The industry's first "starry sky" environment also turns the scan into an immersive "star gazing experience" to help relieve a patient's anxiety and claustrophobia.

The World's First 75cm, Ultra-wide-bore 3.0T uMR Omega™ Starts Journey in the US

The World's First 75cm, Ultra-wide-bore 3.0T uMR Omega™ Starts Journey in the US

Combined with uAIFI Technology assisted by artificial intelligence allows fast and accurate examinations with improved patient comfort.

Todd Greene
COO, Memorial MRI and Diagnostic
"We look for the right value and technology, so we have strategically aligned with United Imaging in some of our very strategic, high-end imaging modalities to provide best-in-class technology for our patients. You have to select technology that is scalable, relevant, and very usable. But equipment is just equipment if it's not working well, if it's not upgraded in a timely way. We really look for a company that can walk with us down our path, be it quality, service, or our goals around providing access to the best MRI exams to our community. We look for all of those components to drive excellence."