Messer delivers helium for Siemens


In the coming year, Messer will be delivering helium to Siemens Healthcare in Erlangen, Germany, for use in the production of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) equipment.

Usage in MRI technology is one of the single biggest applications for helium, while Siemens is one of the leading producers of MRI equipment worldwide, for medical diagnostic use in hospitals and doctors’ practices.

Such equipment permits patient tomography, without the need for x-rays or gamma radiation. Liquid helium is required to cool the superconducting magnets in the tomography equipment, thereby maintaining the powerful magnetic field that imaging requires.

Messer has today revealed will deliver the helium from its location in Austria.

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