Hyperfine Appoints Chip Truwit, M.D. as Senior Medical Director
Creators of the world’s first FDA-cleared portable MRI scales executive team for its next phase of development
GUILFORD, Conn. – (February 8, 2022) – Hyperfine Inc. (Nasdaq:HYPR), creator of Swoop®, the first FDA-cleared portable magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system™, today announced the appointment of Dr. Chip Truwit as senior medical director. For more than 30 years, Truwit has committed his talents to clinical practice in public sector healthcare and neuroradiology education.
“We feel privileged to welcome Dr. Truwit to the Hyperfine team,” Khan Siddiqui, M.D., Hyperfine’s chief medical officer and chief strategy officer, said. “His remarkable experience in neuroradiology and his work with underserved communities will make considerable contributions to the Hyperfine mission of increasing access to critical, life-saving MR imaging throughout the world.”
Before joining Hyperfine, Truwit served as chief medical officer of diagnostic imaging and medical officer of precision diagnosis at Philips Healthcare, where he provided medical leadership and radiology expertise. Truwit’s career includes 27 years as a professor of neuroradiology at the University of Minnesota, as well as 19 years as radiology chair and three years as chief innovation officer at Hennepin County Medical Center. Truwit co-founded Image-Guided Neurologics (acquired by Medtronic in 2005) based on his pioneering work in intraoperative MR-guided neurosurgery with conventional cylindrical MR scanners at 1.5T and 3T. He has written more than 130 articles and four books on neuroscience and holds 31 patents for medical devices.
“I’m pleased to be invited to join the Hyperfine team on its journey,” Truwit said. “In addition to increasing workflow efficiencies at hospitals and clinics grappling with the pandemic, Hyperfine is pioneering point-of-care brain MR to populations that otherwise have had limited or no access and improving the lives of children around the world, especially in underserved areas. Hyperfine offers me a return to my roots in pediatric neuroimaging and my efforts at expanding access to care.”
For more information about the Hyperfine Swoop Portable MRI System, please visit http://www.hyperfine.io.
About Hyperfine and the Swoop Portable MRI System
Hyperfine, Inc. is the groundbreaking medical device company that created Swoop, the world’s first FDA-cleared portable MRI system. Hyperfine designed Swoop to enable rapid diagnosis and treatment of all patients regardless of income, resources, or location, pushing the boundaries of conventional imaging technology and expanding patient access to life-saving care. The Swoop Portable MR Imaging System produces high-quality images at a lower magnetic field strength, allowing clinicians to quickly scan, diagnose and treat patients in various point of care clinical settings. Swoop can be wheeled directly to the patient’s bedside, plugged into a standard electrical wall outlet, and controlled by a tablet. Designed as a complementary system to conventional MRIs at a fraction of the cost, Swoop captures images in minutes, providing critical decision-making capabilities in emergency departments, operating rooms, and intensive care units, among others. For more information about Hyperfine, please visit https://www.hyperfine.io.
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