Chillers and Radiology – What’s the Buzz?

Process chillers play a huge role in the medical industry.  Without process chillers many critical applications would not be available to doctors’ offices and hospitals. Process chillers are most critical in Radiology departments.

Xrays and MRI’s can be used to detect brain tumors, traumatic brain injuries, developmental problems, multiple sclerosis, stroke, dementia, infection, and the causes of headache.

Radiologists use MRI machines to create imaging to help diagnose or treat diseases. The process of medical imaging is usually done by a radiology technician.  Radiology is sometimes also used outside of the medical industry to examine the inner structure of objects.

Without the invention of process chillers, many crucial medical procedures would not be available.  Process chillers remove heat from liquid by a vapor-compression or absorption.  This process is called the Refrigeration Cycle. During the refrigeration cycle the liquid is circulated through a heat exchanger and then used to cool the equipment.  In the medical industry the equipment most cooled by process chillers are MRI and X-ray machines.

To put it simply…process chillers cool process fluids. The process fluids are then used to cool medical machinery. The process fluid absorbs heat from what is being cooled and then goes through the chiller where the heat is removed from the process fluid and transferred to the ambient air.

At Legacy Chiller Systems we work hard to make sure you are receiving the best chiller possible for your medical facility.  Chillers play a crucial role in the medical industry and we are proud to do our part in assisting that role.

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