MR Solutions recently debuted its second-generation MRI magnet technology for the company’s line of 3T and 7T cryogen-free preclinical scanners. Updates to the technology include variable field operation, higher intrinsic magnetic field homogeneity, and elliptical-shaped, larger fields of view to better accommodate the subject and automatic field ramping.

Installations of the updated systems have already been completed at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md; the University of Manchester, UK; Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea; and the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, Portugal.

“We are very pleased with this new 3T bench-top system (MRS3T17) from MR Solutions,” said Murali Krishna Cherukuri, PhD, head of the biophysics section at the National Cancer Institute and chief of biophysics at the National Institutes of Health. “The variable field capability allows us to carry out hyperpolarized 13C MRI research at fields which are optimal for individual tracers. This was the choice for us.”

David Taylor, the CEO of MR Solutions, added, “Following the success of our first-generation cryogen-free MRI scanners for preclinical imaging, we have moved to strengthen our magnet manufacturing, both in terms of capacity and performance, through exclusive partnerships with two long established companies experienced in the field. In addition, we have taken the opportunity to incorporate enhanced magnet technology for superior flexibility and utility for the researcher.”

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