Magnets for medical applications
UHF MRI MAGNETS
Magnets for Ultra High Field MRI systems
Seoul (Korea), Maryland (U.S.A.), ongoing
Since its introduction in the 1980 magnetic resonance imaging has imposed itself as one of the main diagnostic techniques, as it is witnessed by the ever-growing number of installations of MRI machines per year since then. Low sensitivity of MRI imaging has always been a limitation to the number body regions that could be analysed by this technique, thus the necessity of developing technologies that could enhance the signal to noise ratio (SNR) of the MRI images. Ultra-high field MRI, i.e. the magnetic resonance imaging using magnetic fields of intensity equal to or higher than 7T is currently becoming the main method of obtaining high SNR images. ASG is designing and manufacturing magnet systems for UHF MRI in close collaboration with some of the most illustrious luminary sites for MRI related scientific research around the globe.