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Smiths Interconnect custom grid array reduces size, weight and cost of medical equipment

01 February 2023

Modern medical suites and operating rooms are increasingly being equipped with complex diagnostic and monitoring devices and operating instruments, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines, X-ray imagers, computed tomography (CT) scanners, and electrosurgical/endoscopic tools.

This equipment may require numerous cables that provide power, signal, data, video, and voice communications. To ensure safe and error-free operation, coaxial cables are often used to provide shielding, in order to reduce electromagnetic interference and extraneous noise to and from nearby equipment. 

The growing number of coaxial cables and connectors that are needed in medical suites and operating rooms can take up valuable space, increase equipment weight, and ultimately increase equipment and operating costs. 

Read the full article in DPA's February issue

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