Arizona State University begins preclinical research work with 9.4T cryogen-free high-field MR imaging system from MR SOLUTIONS.
MR Solutions, recently installed a new 9.4T MRI system with variable fields at 7T and 3T, at Arizona State University, in Tempe, Arizona. This scanner will be managed by the ASU BioSciences Core to support ASU’s medical imaging research for early detection of in tissue microenvironment, to engineer new solutions for personalised medicine, and to train the next generation of leaders in imaging.
The high-field scanner is housed on ASU’s Tempe campus. It is a superconducting, cryogen-free system based on the dry magnet technology developed by MR Solutions. This preclinical system does not require any liquid helium or liquid nitrogen for the cooling process. The technology has advantages in providing systems that are very light and compact, unlike traditional heavy, wet magnet technology with liquid helium and quench pipes. This revolutionary design allows this scanner to be installed in small spaces and near other lab equipment since it is self-shielded in regard to RF interference (noise), and has a very small fringe field (i.e. 5-gauss line). The 9.4T magnet also has a variable field capability which allows it to operate in persistent mode at field strengths of 3T, 7T and 9.4T.
This pioneering and versatile technology will enable ASU to continue developing early detection of disease conditions in neurology, oncology and diabetes by providing soft-tissue contrast in tissue microenvironments.
MR Solutions, based in the UK, has over 36 years’ experience and in excess of 2,000 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 2019 and for International Trade in 2017. MR Solutions also has offices in the US and technical support in all the major centres.