MR Solutions is launching the world's first cryogen free 7 Tesla, cryogen-free, pre-clinical MRI scanner. The initial scanner which has a bore of 17 cm will be followed later in the year with a range of scanners with larger bore sizes.
MR Solutions is setting the pace in the pre-clinical scanning market with a range of ground-breaking innovations. It was only a few months ago that they announced that their cryogen free 3T MRI range could now be fitted with a clip-on SPECT camera and incorporate a state-of-the-art PET ring inside the machine. The new range of 7T scanners can also be fitted with these SPECT and PET capabilities.
Physicist and CEO of MR Solutions, David Taylor, PhD, said: "We have been at the forefront of scanning technology for over 30 years and have installed more than 1000 MRI Spectrometers across the world. We have combined that with challenge-based thinking to come up with solutions which deliver what our customers want - first-rate images that are relevant for their particular applications. We are in the business of supporting our clients' needs, not just building machines. I think it is one of our key differentiators and why we have been able to not only achieve so many ground-breaking developments in the last 18 months but also bring down the costs."
MR Solutions has been able to dispense with the usual liquid helium cooling system by using a revolutionary magnet design. This enables the use of a standard low temperature fridge to cool the magnet to the required 4 degrees Kelvin (minus 269 degrees C).
The magnet in the new 7T MRI scanners has an elliptical field of view which makes it even more suitable for research purposes, and as with the 3T range the strength of the magnetic field can be adjusted from 0 to 7 Tesla.