Following requests from customers, MR Solutions is now offering a service to upgrade old MRI scanners to provide state-of-the-art imaging quality. The key technology in an MRI scanner is the spectrometer or “electronic brains” which interprets the signals from the magnet and creates the image. MR Solutions can replace an old spectrometer with the latest generation EVO2+ for advanced levels of functionality and user control with an unlimited number of TX and RX channels.
MR Solutions’ upgrade service includes a wide number of options including the replacement of all the electronic systems, replacement of the gradient coils, boosting the power of the gradient coils, and even upgrading from a wet, helium magnet to a dry magnet which does not require helium top-ups. The costs associated with helium top-ups have increased substantially and reach thousands of dollars on an ongoing basis.
The upgrade service is suitable for any brand of preclinical MRI system up to 11.7T and includes comprehensive development software and an extensive sequence library optimized for multiple applications.
Physicist David Taylor, Chairman of MR Solutions explained, “Customers were increasingly asking us if we were able to do anything with their existing equipment. While some providers offer refurbishment we wanted to go further and offer customers fully upgraded equipment. We have now successfully carried out such upgrades and have decided to offer the service more widely.”
MR Solutions has offices in the UK, North America and Asia as well as a network of agencies across the world.