Superconducting technologies and magnets are increasingly finding application in medical diagnostics and therapies.
Over the past 10 years, ASG has invested and created true innovation through its subsidiaries Columbus Superconductors and Paramed Medical Systems. Columbus produces an innovative superconducting "high temperature" cable using the peculiar characteristics of magnesium diboride (MgB2), while Paramed operates in the healthcare sector for which it has realized an open, cryogen-free magnetic resonance system that reduces patients' sense of claustrophobia and allows for "load bearing "diagnostic analysis of patients.
Superconducting magnets are also used in hadron therapy and proton therapy for the treatment of numerous types of tumor. ASG supplied its magnets to the synchrotron at Pavia's CNAO as well as to the first of a series of synchro-cyclotron machines for IBA.
Capitalizing on skills and experiences derived from industrial collaborations, ASG is able to design and build the following types of magnets for medical diagnostics:
Furthermore, always for medical diagnostics, ASG designs and builds the following "whole body" superconducting magnet systems:
In the medical therapy sector ASG designs and builds superconducting or resistive magnets for hadron therapy accelerators:
Furthermore, ASG supports its clients in the definition and in the development of products through assistance in designing the magnet system, in prototyping and in product optimization.