Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) – MRI console Cameleon

Huang Shaoying
Assistant professor
Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)


The SUTD portable MRI is head-only and permanent-magnet-array-based equipped with a MRI console Cameleon, based on the Cameleon4 technology. Compared to a traditional superconducting-magnet system, it has a much smaller footprint, consumes much less power. It is aimed to bring MRI to the patients outside the radiology department in a hospital, e.g. those in the intensive care unit (ICU), to reduce the danger that is associated with transporting the patient. Meanwhile, it is aimed to lower the cost so that it is more available to a larger population, and allows scans more often for therapeutic purposes.


“RS2D Cameleon4 console is chosen for our development because of the user-friendliness, a fair price-performance ratio, and good post-sales service.”