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       St. Mary’s Medical Center First Hospital In Florida

       To Adopt Portable MRI Technology

      SMMC Acquires  The                                    While conventional MRI has the potential to be an important   Beach. The hospital has been serving Palm Beach County and
      Swoop  Portable MR                                 diagnostic tool for ICU patients, transporting them out of the   the Treasure Coast for more than 80 years. SMMC is a Level 1
      Imaging System™ For                                ICU to a conventional MRI can delay a diagnosis or cause   Trauma Center, a state-designated Pediatric Trauma Referral
      Bedside Imaging Of ICU                             complications related to transport in time-sensitive settings.   Center, certified Comprehensive Stroke Center, and has a level
      Patients                                           Moving a patient requires the coordination of a transport team   III NICU.
         St. Mary’s Medical                              of two to four staff members, disconnecting the patient from life-     Pediatric services are provided at the Palm Beach Children’s
      Center is the first hospital in                    sustaining devices in the ICU, and moving the patient outside   Hospital at St. Mary’s Medical Center, which is the only
      Florida to acquire the Swoop                       the safety of the ICU environment to the imaging suite.   dedicated children’s hospital between Fort Lauderdale and
      Portable MRI unit capable of providing critical brain images at      The Swoop Portable MR Imaging System is an MRI with a   Orlando. Along with 24/7 dedicated pediatric emergency and
      the patient’s bedside, to help doctors diagnose and treat patients.   unique design that allows brain imaging at the patient’s bedside   trauma care, Palm Beach Children’s Hospital’s medical staff
         This device is ideal to treat young patients, who might be   in the ICU, where the primary care team oversees them and   consists of 196 pediatricians in 36 subspecialties.
      intimidated by the conventional MRI system, which is louder   remain attached to essential life-sustaining devices. Further, the      To learn more about St. Mary’s Medical Center and Palm
      and bigger than the portable MRI. It has the ability to perform a   Swoop system’s open design offers the potential to reduce patient   Beach Children’s Hospital, visit, www.
      shorter scan with a family member in the room to hold their hand   anxiety.                 or call (561) 844-6300.
      if they are not able to remain in one place long enough to obtain      The duration of a Swoop exam is comparable to that of   About Hyperfine And The Swoop Portable MR Imaging
      clear images. It can also help if a patient is too ill to travel to the   a conventional MRI system. However, the overall process is   System
      MRI suite. With the Swoop system, brain imaging occurs at the   more efficient. Bringing an MRI system to the patient’s bedside      Hyperfine (NASDAQ: HYPR) is the groundbreaking
      patient’s bedside, where the patient is overseen by the primary   eliminates transport and scanner wait time and doesn’t tie up the   medical technology company that created Swoop, the world’s
      care team without traveling out of the care environment. Bedside   staff required to transport the patient. Additionally, the Swoop   first FDA-cleared portable magnetic resonance imaging
      imaging with the Swoop system means most patient support   system allows follow-up scans to be performed at the patient’s   (MRI) system capable of providing neuroimaging at the point
      equipment can remain in place. Recently, we performed an MRI   bedside and can potentially help patients move sooner to a lower   of care. The mission of Hyperfine is to revolutionize patient
      on a premature baby in the NICU.                   level of care, which optimizes bed utilization in critical care units.  care globally through transformational, accessible, clinically
         “By having more tools available to help patients, it ensures      “St. Mary’s is a thought-leading institution in South Florida.   relevant diagnostic imaging, and data solutions. Founded by
      the best possible outcome. By acquiring this device at St. Mary’s,   Their adoption of the Swoop system will be a beneficial   Dr. Jonathan Rothberg in a technology-based incubator called
      we can better treat the whole patient and not cause more stress,   addition to the hospital’s diagnostic toolset,” said Hyperfine   4Catalyzer, Hyperfine scientists, engineers, and physicists
      making the sole focus on healing,” said Dr. Kaveh Asadi, a   Chief Medical Officer Dr. Khan Siddiqui. “The system enables   developed the Swoop system out of a passion for redefining brain
      pediatric neurosurgeon with the Paley Orthopedic and Spine   clinicians to provide excellent medical care quickly and delivers   imaging methodology and how clinicians can apply accessible
      Institute at St. Mary’s.                           a completely new, convenient, and comfortable MR imaging   diagnostic imaging to patient care. Traditionally, access to costly,
         Critical patients are often hooked up to monitoring equipment   experience.”                      stationary, conventional MRI technology can be inconvenient or
      incompatible with the magnet strength of conventional high-field      Visit to learn more about our capabilities.   not available when needed most. With the portable, ultra-low-
      MRI systems (ranging from 1.5 to 3-Tesla). By contrast, the   About St. Mary’s Medical Center        field Swoop system, Hyperfine is redefining the neuroimaging
      ultra-low-field Swoop MRI system has a field strength of 64      St. Mary’s Medical Center (SMMC), part of the Palm Beach   workflow by bringing brain imaging to the patient’s bedside.
      millitesla, which is beneficial in maintaining access to critical   Health Network, is a 420-bed acute care hospital in West Palm   For more information, visit
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