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MRI scanning



A range of products is available from Bartington Instruments to support the medical industry. We are pleased to offer devices for use in MRI suites, for measurements of nanoparticles for cancer research, for safety, and much more.

Pre-installation site surveys for MRI suites

Our Mag-03 and Spectramag-6 products are ideal for use in areas where MRI suites or electron microscope facilities are due to be installed, ensuring the location is suitable and safe, and passes the required criteria from the MRI manufacturer.

MRI magnet safety 

Again, our Mag-03 and Spectramag-6 products can be used for safety checks in medical scenarios. Together they will assess the extent of the 5 Gauss line (the level to which the general public should not be exposed).

Magnetic field cancellation systems 

When a site survey reveals an issue with field levels in an MRI suite, an active magnetic field cancellation system should be used to prevent interference with imaging quality. We recommend our Mag-03 and Mag690 products for use in an active cancellation system. They will measure the ambient field and when used with a detector will isolate the MRI from the surrounding interference.

Magnetic susceptibility measurements of nanoparticles for cancer research

When magnetic particles associate themselves with tumours, magnetic susceptibility can be used during the manufacture stages of these particles, by checking that the concentration levels are correct. Magnetic particles have been known to associate themselves with some cancerous tumours and have been used as a means to enhance and facilitate visualisation of the tumours. During the manufacturing of these particles magnetic susceptibility equipment can be used to measure the concentration of the magnetic particles within the drug. Our MS3 & MS2B products can be used to measure and quantify the distribution of nanoparticles in some organs and tumours (currently at research stage rather than for diagnosis).

Safety systems for magnetic resonance environments

By using a number of sensors connected to one of our acquisition units you are able to detect magnetic materials entering into magnetic resonance environments. This will help to prevent potentially fatal accidents and costly/time consuming damage to MRI machines caused by the pull of objects (such as cleaning trollies) into the magnet bore. Sensors are also available for OEM integration.

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