MR Solutions’ sales of 3T to 9.4T preclinical, cryogen-free multi-modality, MRI imaging technology are gaining ground across the globe in the world’s leading research institutes. These high-end systems not only provide researchers with superior imaging quality but do so at a reduced cost due to the cryogen free technology which does away with the need for costly liquid helium and the extensive building works needed to accommodate their considerable size and weight and emergency venting systems. MR Solutions remains the only company to have an installed base of cryogen-free superconductive, preclinical, MRI multi-modality scanners.
MR Solutions reports they have been at the forefront of developing in series multi-modality systems shrinking the PET and SPECT scanners to become a clip on which can also be used separately. They have also launched PET and SPECT scanners within the barrel of the MRI scanner so that imaging can be carried out in parallel.
To keep up with demand MR Solutions took the radical step of setting up a magnet production company in Abingdon close to Oxford University in the UK. This strategic step ensures a consistent supply of these very complex magnets which need to be manufactured in the most rigorous conditions.
“With the new magnet factory on stream we have been able to boost sales and continue to grow rapidly. We can now look forward to further expansion through 2018,” notes Nicky Doughty, the CEO, of MR Solutions.
MR Solutions is the world’s largest independent developer and manufacturer of preclinical MRI technology and was the first company to develop a commercial cryogen free 3T range of preclinical bench top MRI scanners in 2012, followed by the more powerful 7T range in 2014 and 9.4T range in 2016. MR Solutions has offices in the UK, North America and Asia as well as a network of agencies across the world.
MR Solutions’ states their cryogen-free MRI technology has been a complete game changer as it offers:
- The highest resolution imaging
- Doing away with the cumbersome liquid helium jacket, required emergency venting and building alterations, which is required for all other liquid helium MRI systems
- Reduced stray magnetic field from metres to centimetres so that the scanners can be placed within a laboratory rather than requiring their own room
- Reduced weight from tonnes to hundreds of kilograms (and therefore no floor strengthening is required)
- As most units are the size of a desk it can be easily fitted into a laboratory where space is at a premium
- They can be wheeled into place doing away with costly cranes for installation
- Can be housed inside a Class III laboratory
- Better priced due to no liquid helium systems, no requirement for helium top-ups and no building alterations