MR Solutions continues to expand its range of preclinical scanners with the first showing of its elegant bench top CT scanner. The scanner which was displayed for the first time at the EANM* congress in Dusseldorf in October can be fitted with either a PET or SPECT clip-on. MR Solutions now has four CT models from rodent imaging up to the newly announced Large Field of View with a 24cm field. The clip-on PET and SPECT scanners, which can also be used as standalone scanners, and the animal beds are interchangeable across the whole range of MR Solutions’ CT and MRI scanners.
Nicky Doughty, CEO of MR Solutions commented “We were quite overwhelmed by the positive response to our multi-modality, nuclear high end systems at the congress. We can now offer our clients the widest range of multi-modality, preclinical scanners with the highest resolution.”
The PET capability is provided by the latest technology using Silicon Photomultipliers (SiPMs). These SiPMs have performance characteristics similar to a conventional PET, while benefiting from the practical advantages of solid-state technology with low operating voltage, robustness, much more compact, stable at high temperatures and light over-exposure. They also have a unique modular design allowing researchers to select their transaxial field of view (tFOV) and axial field of view (aFOV).
Multi-modality scanning, driven by MR Solutions, is rapidly becoming the standard for both MRI and CT preclinical scanners because of the many benefits it offers. These include improved image registration and fusion which enables more accurate anatomical localization of PET findings, shorter overall imaging times allowing faster throughput and simultaneously view for more rapid changing physiological and pathological processes.
Nicky Doughty explained MR Solution’s goal of being at the forefront of technology: “We work very closely with our clients across the world on developing technology which will provide both better imaging quality and a scanner which can be easily accommodated in often cramped laboratories. The whole company ethos is to be constantly innovating not sweating old production lines. Our clients want the best and latest technology as their new scanner will have to last many years.”
MR Solutions, based in the UK, has over 30 years’ experience and in excess of 2000 installations including spectrometer sales across the world. MR Solutions holds the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise awards, achieving this for Innovation in 2016 and for International Trade in 2017.