Commercially Available MR Scanners

Currently under development.  Please send me links for any scanners left out.  Please excuse missing images, the manufacturers frequently change their page layouts.

Collated from the internet by Greg Brown
Part of  The Adelaide MR Website
Last updated September 1st 2003
Scanner and company names may be registered trademarks and all rights are held by the companies. Scanner configurations and availability is variable due to product development
This is a collection of links to commercial Web Sites that can vary structure frequently.
Links will be kept current wherever possible, but if a scanner's image is missing it may be that the home website has been altered.
SIEMENS Medical Solutions GE Medical Systems PHILIPS Medical Systems
FONAR TOSHIBA America Medical Systems (TAMS)  HITACHI Medical
ODIN Esaote S.p.A. Millennium Technologites (MTI)
Magnaserv ONI Corp.


SIEMENS Medical Solutions

Magnetom CONCERTO 0.2 Permanent magnet 
11 tonnes
Vertical Field
Whole body
Gradients 20mT/m SR 40
Siemens Concerto
Magnetom RHAPSODY

Not available in U.S.A.
Pending FDA 510 (k) review

1T Open Superconductive magnet 
Vertical field. Active shield (OMT)
Whole body. 40 cm FOV
Gradients 20mT/m SR50
Receiver 4 x CP (8 channel) 
Siemens Rhapsody
Magnetom HARMONY 
Maestro Class
1.0 Tesla Superconductive magnet
Horizontal field
Whole Body
Gradients: 30 mT/m SR 125
Receiver: optionable up to 4 x CP receivers (8 channels,16 usable elements) 
Magnetom SYMPHONY
Maestro Class
1.5 Tesla Superconductive magnet
Horizontal field
Whole Body
Gradients 30 mT/m SR  125 50 cm FOV
Magnetom SONATA
Maestro Class
1.5 Tesla Superconductive magnet
Horizontal field
Whole Body
High gradient performance optimized for Cardiac and neuro MR
Gradient:  40 mT/m SR 200. Max FOV 40 cm 
Magnetom ALLEGRA
Head MR scanner
3T short bore Superconductive magnet
Horizontal field
Optimized for Neuroscience, MRS, fMRI
Gradient: 40mT/m SR 400 Max FOV 22 cm
Mutli-nuclear MRS
Magnetom TRIO 3 Tesla Superconductive magnet
Research Oriented
Horizontal field
Whole Body
Gradient: 40 mT/m SR 200 Max FOV 40 cm.
Siemens "Hall of Fame"  Links to classic scanners, VISION, IMPACT, OPEN Viva  Hall of Fame


GE Medical Systems

GE Market and support a number of specialised scanners from other manufacturers under their original names.
GE LUNAR E-Scan 0.2 Tesla Permanent magnet
4.255 lb ( 1934 kg)
Vertical field C-shape Open design 24 cm gap
Extremity and small parts imager made by Eosate
Gradients 20 mT/m SR 25 (99%)
GE E-scan
ARTOSCAN M
Manufactured by Esaote, sold in U.S.A. by GE
0.2 Tesla Ferrite Permanent magnet
2,116 lb 
transverse field 
Extremity system
Gradients 10mT/m SR 20 
ARTOSCAN M
Signa PROFILE/i 0.2 Tesla Permanent magnet
Vertical field Open design
Patient gap 44cm x 120 cm
Whole body
Gradient: optionable up to 15mT/m SR 25 
Signa PROFILE/o 0.2T Permanent Orthopaedic 
Vertical field, Open design
Patient gap 44cm x 120 cm
Gradient: 15mT/m SR 25
Signa OVATION 0.35T Permanent
Vertical field "open" consdesign
Whole Body
Gradients 15mT/m SR 25
Receiver: up to 4xCP receivers 
Signa SP/i 0.5T Intra-operative magnet 
"Double Donut"
Horizontal field
Vertical gap
FONAR STANDING OVATION 0.6T Resistive
Whole Body
Horizontal field
Vertical gap 
Signa OPENSPEED 0.7 Tesla Superconductive magnet
Vertical field open design
Receiver: optionable 1 or 4 CP receivers
GE Open Speed
Signa INFINITY 1.0 or 1.5T Whole Body
Signa CV/i 1.5T Whole body optimized for cardiac MR
Signa INFINITY Twin Speed 1.5 Tesla superconductive magnet
Horizontal field.
Two gradient coil systems to optimise for body work and cardiac and brain imaging.
Whole Body Gradient 23mT/m SR 80
"Zoom" Gradient: 40 mT/m SR 150
GE TwinSpeed
SIGNA 3.0T 3.0 Tesla Superconductive magnet
Whole Body


Philips

The Philips Medical System Website changes structure frequently.  Links may take you to the scanner pages or to a general MR product index page. Images may not appear on this page at times
PANORAMA 0.23T 0.23T resistive
Vertical field C configuration
Whole Body 
PANORAMA 0.6T 0.6 Tesla
Vertical Field C configuration
Whole Body
PANORAMA 1.0T
Works in Progress
1.0 Tesla 
Active Shielded Superconductive Magnet
Vertically opposed solenoids
Vertical Field open post design
Whole Body
INTERA  0.5, 1.0, or 1.5 Tesla Superconductive magnet
Whole Body
Receivers: One CP receiver, in conjunction with 6 channel Synergy receiver ( 3 x CP receivers)
INTERA CV 1.5T Superconductive magnet (IGC)
Optimized for cardiac MR
Gradients: 30mT/m SR 150
Receivers: One CP receiver, in conjunction with 6 channel Synergy receiver ( 3 x CP receivers) 
INFINION 1.5 Tesla Superconductive 
Whole Body
Very short magnet 1.4m
INTERA I/T
Cardio-vascular
Neuro
Interventions
1.5T Superconductive magnet (IGC)
matched with Xray screening
Optimized for interventional and operative procedures
INTERA 3.0T 3.0 Tesla Superconductive magnet
Whole Body


Toshiba

OPART 0.35 T Superconductive coils
cooled with cryo-cooler rather than liquid Helium
open post design
Whole body
EXCELART 1.5T Superconductive magnet
Whole Body


Hitachi

AIRIS (R) 0.3 Tesla Permanent magnet Vertical 
Asymmetric Post configuration
Vertical field Whole body
Hitachi AIRIS
APERTO Japanese text site only.
I'd appreciate a translation of key features
Table swings around opening
AIRIS (R) II
a.k.a AIRIS II Comfort
0.3T Permanent magnet Vertical Field
Asymmetric Post configuration
Enhanced gradients, computers and capability compared to AIRIS
Hitachi AIRIS II
AIRIS Mate 0.2 Tesla Vertical field
Japanese text site
No selectable Image available
www.hitachi-medical.hbi.ne.jp/index_aperto.html
ALTAIRE (TM) 0.7 Tesla Superconductive magnet.
Liquid Helium cooled
Vertical field
High capability and gradients
Hitachi ALTAIRE
MRP-7000 0.3 Tesla Permanent  magnet
Tunnel configuration
Vertical field
Whole body


FONAR

The Stand-Up MR (trademark) 0.6 Tesla Resistive  electromagnet
Iron Yoke
Horizontal field with vertical gap
Quad 12000 0.6T Resistive electromagnet
Iron Yoke 
Vertical field
ECHO 0.3 Tesla resistive electromagnet
Iron Yoke
Vertical field
QUAD 12000S 0.6T (developing 1.0T) Superconductive elements in Iron Frame
Vertical Field 
Whole Body
360o 0.6 Tesla  resistive electromagnet
Vertical Field
Extremely open large gap magnet


ESAOTE S.p.A. (some products distributed in U.S.A. by GE after acquisition of LUNAR)

E-Scan XQ 0.2 Tesla -shape NdFeB alloy Permanent magnet
4.255 lb ( 1934 kg)
Vertical Field. Open design 24 cm gap
Extremity and small parts imager
Gradients 20 mT/m SR 25 (99%)
Esoate E-Scan XQ
C-Scan
Developed from the Artoscan M with new computer platform.
Also known as Artoscan C
0.2 Tesla Ferrite Permanent magnet
1,126 Kg
Transverse field 
Extremity system
Gradients 10mT/m SR 40 
Esaote C-Scan
Vet MR Based on the E Scan XQ, aimed at the small domestic animal Vetinarian practice.  the web site has some material and links on Vet MR. Esaote Vet MR

MAGNASERV

Infinity SX15 1.5T superconductive magnet (Oxford OR70)
Nova Gradients 28mT/m 280usec SR 100
SuperNova Gradients 28mT/m 140usec SR 200
No Picture available 
www.magnaservmedical.com/1.5Tspecifics.htm#infinity
Omega LS 3.0T 3 Tesla Superconductive magnet (Oxford)
Gradients 31 mT/m SR 140


iWEB

VIRGO 0.23T permanent magnet
Post configuration
Vertical field
Whole Body
VIRGO


ODIN

ODIN Medical Technologies 
POLESTAR N-10
Intra-operative MR system for neurosurgery guidance.
0.12 Tesla permanent magnet 


ONI

 
ONI 
OrthoOne
Extremity Scanner
1 Tesla Superconductive magnet
Gradients 15mT/m Rise 250 microsec (SR 60)
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