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Research MR System

Innovating MRI & MRS for cutting edge research

We drive innovation in MRI and MRS through our dedicated development efforts centered on the following key components:

  • High-temperature superconductor (HTS) magnets.

  • An advanced digital console equipped with patient safety monitoring capabilities.

  • Cutting-edge MR# and LUMINA software solutions.

 

System integration is among our core competencies, and we specialize in tailoring MRI/MRS systems or subsystems to suit the specific needs of research or clinical settings.

ultra-high fields

B0 adjustable

compact, dry and green

HTS Magnets

The design of our compact HTS magnets allows use in a wide range of applications, from low field to ultra high field. The configurable diameter for the magnet aperture allows MR examinations of tissue samples, animals adult imaging.

Our HTS magnets are conductively cooled, eliminating the need for liquid helium. 
Compared to conventional LTS magnets with the same specifications, our HTS magnets are more compact, lightweight and have a smaller stray field. 

Due to their sustainable design, HTS magnets are repairable and reconfigurable so the superconductor can be reused at the end of the product life.

Digital Console

broadband RF transmit and receive

multi-channel transmit and receive

freely programmable

There is no oscillator in our digital console resonating at the Larmor frequency. Instead, the Larmor frequency is a SW variable, as we are generating the RF pulses in SW. Our transmit and receive system is naturally broadband and highly adaptable to exotic applications, while maintaining MR signal phase coherence requiring sub-nano-second timing precision.

MRI Software & Lumina SW

language for natural sequence definition

full system access

open development

MR# | the language of MRI: a language consisting only of 5 tokens to describe any MR pulse sequence and its interface to reconstruction. These tokens shall be natural descriptors to any MR application developer. MR# allows for sequence definition rather than sequence programming. MR# sequences are independent of the MR system used for their execution, but they have full access to all system properties by a well-defined system abstraction. In the same way, also the patient or more generally the MR probe in the system are abstracted by a well-defined interface. We support the notion that all details of MR sequences shall be publicly available.      

LUMINA SW Lumina means “Low-effort Usage of MR Imaging and Applications”. The lightweight and but yet comprehensive solution is not only tailored for easy use by the MR system user, but also for easy interfacing by application developers, for expanding the use of the MR system.

Experimental Still Imaging at 1.5T

Spin Echo, 256 x 256 Imaging Resolution at 400 mm squared FoV, TA = 2 min

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