MRI Scanner Bore Covering

This invention pertains to a bore covering for creating controlled environments and specifically for maintaining temperature within the bore of an MRI scanner. The bore covering includes a covering sheet with fastening means (e.g., weak-tack adhesive, pressure-sensitive adhesive or low-tack adhesive) around its inner surfaces that permits reversible attachment to the scanner. The adhesive ends can be peeled away to expose an edge of the bore opening or the entire sheet may be constructed with peel away gaps so that warm air can be pumped into the bore. On the inner surface the bore covering may include a gap that is connected to a climate control device or an exhaust vent to expel air out of the MRI scanner bore.

Potential Commercial Applications: Competitive Advantages:
  • MR imaging of infants and neonates
  • Temperature control
  • Comfort

Development Stage:


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Intellectual Property:
US Pat: - issued -
US Application No. 61/836,817 filed on 2013-06-19
PCT Application No. PCT/US14/043268 filed on 2014-06-19

Collaboration Opportunity:

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is seeking statements of capability or interest from parties interested in collaborative research to further develop, evaluate or commercialize MRI Scanner Bore Covering. For collaboration opportunities, please contact Dr. Denise Crooks at

Licensing Contact:
Michael Shmilovich, J.D.
Phone: 301-435-5019

OTT Reference No: E-026-2013-0
Updated: Aug 6, 2013