Before helium is added, MRI magnets must be cooled to near absolute zero. Here, super cold gas is funneled into an MRI magnet during the cool down phase at our MRI manufacturing facility in Florence, South Carolina. Footage captured by @seenewphoto.
Looking down the bore of a GE 1.5 Tesla magnet as a welder assembles its shell. On a finished magnet, this shell acts like a thermos for the magnet by keeping it cold. Footage taken by @seenewphoto on the factory floor of our MRI magnet facility in Florence, SC.