The Motul Grand Prix of the Valencian Community will debut the first portable magnetic resonance device, developed by the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) and the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) and the spin-off PhysioMRI Tech.

During the celebration of the Motul Grand Prix of the Valencian Community , a pioneering device has been installed in the medical center of the Ricardo Tormo Circuit to perform resonances on arms and legs, under the supervision of Dr. Vicent Vila, Chief Medical Officer of the Circuit and from Dr. Ángel Charte, MotoGP medical director .

It is the first low-cost, portable magnetic resonance imaging technology, with high diagnostic quality and low consumption. Specifically, it is used to perform arm and leg scans.This instrument has been developed by a research group from the Institute of Instrumentation for Molecular Imaging, a joint center of the UPV and the CSIC, developed together with PhysioMri Tech. A project led by the Valencian Joseba Alonso , CSIC researcher.

“In these first tests, we hope that our system can be used to complement the clinical diagnosis of the Circuit’s medical team, allowing the taking of images of drivers, family members, engineers and team personnel, Circuit and organization workers, marshals. track, etc. Our scanner is the first that can be used in hospitals on racing circuits, where there is usually some X-ray device, but never magnetic resonance imaging,” highlights Alonso.

This device, unique in the world, will be used for the first time in the Motul Grand Prix of the Valencian Community and will allow the drivers to perform MRIs on the Ricardo Tormo Circuit itself , without the need to travel.