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. Photo by @seenewphoto.
At GE’s MRI magnet factory in Florence, SC, Robin works on the wiring of a 3 Tesla magnet by winding copper and niobium titanium wires along its interior. Each 3T magnet contains over 125 miles of wiring. This wiring is so strong that a single strand has enough strength to lift a car. Photo 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.
Views from the factory floor of our Greenville, SC, facility. From top to bottom is a view over a turbine wheel, a heavy-duty gas turbine being balance tested, and a technician inspecting the casing of a gas turbine. Photography by @seenewphoto.