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Ensuring a continuing supply of magnets for ultra high-field 7 Tesla MRI systems

By 14th August 2014February 1st, 2019No Comments

At the recent ISMRM/ESMRMB meeting in Milan, Siemens announced that in future they would be manufacturing their own magnets for use in ultrahigh-field 7 Tesla MRI systems. This follows the decision a year ago by Agilent to stop ultrahigh-field magnet production. Until now Agilent had built and supplied such magnets to Siemens on an OEM basis.

Diagnostic Imaging Europe talked to Bernd Ohnesorge, CEO of Siemens’ MR Business Unit, about the significance and implications of Siemens’ decision to manufacture their own 7 Tesla magnets for human whole-body MRI systems in-house.

 

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