Sentinelle Medical Inc. - Enclosure Parts for Vanguard Breast MR Auxillary Table

“Quickparts is not only responsive, but provide incomparable convenience with their instant quote process,” said Rob Brown. “I can submit a file and look at different process options. The QuickQuote process also allows me the ability to see part pricing before the part design is totally complete. I like receiving that quote right away.”


Sentinelle Medical Inc. is a collaboration of biomedical, mechanical, electrical and systems engineers and physicists, all of who have one passionate objective: to improve Breast MRI technology for the detection of breast disease.

Sentinelle Medical products have been developed through 10 years of diagnostic imaging research initially at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, and the University of Toronto Medical Biophysics department, and continuing over the past three years at Sentinelle. Sentinelle Medical’s ongoing collaboration with academic institutions ensures Sentinelle technology is at the leading edge of the field of breast MRI imaging advances.

Clinical experience in diagnostic imaging produced compelling ideas for improvement in breast lesion detection and intervention efficiency. Thus, the Sentinelle Vanguard Breast MR Auxiliary Table™ was created.

The Vanguard system, along with their proprietary software Aegis with BRIGHT™, provides an unprecedented combination of image quality, interventional capabilities, biopsy choices, patient ergonomics, clinical convenience, and health care economics.

Commercial development of this and other diagnostic imaging applications are the ongoing pursuit of Sentinelle, which in turn funds ongoing research in MRI technology.

Challenge

The Sentinelle Vanguard Breast MR Auxiliary Table™ with eight channel coil array transforms your 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.

Solution

Sentinelle 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.

Quickparts also sourced the new material that Sentinelle Medical used for the housing of the Vanguard™ coils.

“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.”

Benefits

“Quickparts is not only responsive, but provide incomparable convenience with their instant quote process,” said Brown. “I can submit a file and look at different process options. The QuickQuote process also allows me the ability to see part pricing before the part design is totally complete. I like receiving that quote right away.”