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Advances in MRI Technologies (Technical Insights)

  • Published: June 2005
  • Frost & Sullivan

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Developers Iron out Initial Technology Deficiencies to Create Sophisticated Solutions

With the ever-increasing demand for patient comfort, the need for replacing conventional closed magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems with open MRI systems has intensified in the last few years. Physicians prefer an open MRI scanner because it eliminates concerns such as patients’ claustrophobia, size, and weight. Since many technology developers are taking to the concept of open MRI with higher field strength, physicians are able to conduct faster, hassle-free scans that also provide better image quality and often, higher accuracy. This kind of technology revolution in medical imaging benefits both patients and physicians. Moreover, MRIs’ unique ability to image both anatomically and functionally is finding the technology new applications in surgical planning and navigation, as well as diffusion and perfusion imaging.

This Technical Insights study provides an overview of advances in MRI. It covers technologies such as MRI magnets, magnetic gradient coil, radio frequency (RF) systems, MRI scanners, and MRI software. It provides technology READ MORE >

1. Executive Summary

- 1. Scope and Methodology

- - 1. Scope

- - 2. Methodology

- 2. Key Findings

- - 1. Noteworthy Emerging Technologies

- - 2. Noteworthy Applications

- - 3. Assessment of Competing Technologies

2. Technology and Applications Viewpoint

- 1. Technology Primer

- - 1. MRI Magnets

- - 2. Magnetic Gradient Coil

- - 3. RF Systems

- - 4. MRI Scanner

- - 5. MRI Software

- - 6. MRI Applications

- 2. Technology and Application Analysis

- - 1. MRI Technology Roadmap

- - 2. Application Analysis and Trends

- - 3. Analysis of Application Segments

- 3. Assessment of Stakeholder Innovation and Technology Transfer Opportunities

- - 1. Noteworthy Innovations at Key Academic and Government-Related Institutions

- - 2. Noteworthy Innovations at Key Companies

- 4. Influential Market Factors

- - 1. M&A Analysis

- - 2. Industry Trends

- 5. Analysis of Funding Sources

- - 1. Government Funding

- - 2. Corporate Funding

3. Technology Adoption Factor Analysis

- 1. Sector Challenges

- - 1. Technology Challenges

- - 2. Market and Other Challenges

- 2. Technology Drivers And Restraints

- - 1. Technology Drivers

- - 2. Technology Restraints

4. Assessment of Innovations and Opportunities (North America)

- 1. Innovative Developments in Companies

- - 1. Comedicus Develops a Minimally Invasive Heart Imaging Device

- - 2. A Biopsy System for Breast Cancer Detection and Treatment

- - 3. MRI Guidance Enhances Vacuum-Assisted Breast Biopsy

- - 4. Analyze 2d; 3d and 4d Visualization with Advanced Software

- - 5. Magnesium Diboride Superconductors in the Spotlight

- - 6. Imaging Blood Clots within Stents Is Now Possible

- - 7. Accelerated 3D Image Reconstruction and Visualization Gains Momentum

- - 8. MRI Helps Visualize an 'Electron Spin'

- - 9. Next-Generation Superconductor Wires

- - 10. The Core of 'Gore' Coils

- 2. Innovative Developments in Universities

- - 1. Portable MRI of the Future

- - 2. Early Alzheimer Detection with MRI

- - 3. Diagnostic Imaging Enriched by Nanoantennas

- - 4. Optimize Radiation Dose by Translating Diagnostic Information

- - 5. MRI Based on Hyperpolarized Noble Gas

- - 6. Detect Early Type I Diabetes by Imaging

- - 7. Superconductors with Charge Imbalance

- - 8. Microtesla MRI by Squid Technology

- - 9. Nanoparticles Illuminate Brain Tumors

- - 10. Effectiveness of Chemotherapy Can Be Measured

5. Assessment of Innovations and Opportunities (Europe)

- 1. Innovative Developments in Companies

- - 1. World's First Open High-Field MR with Active Shielding

- - 2. Novel MRI with Tim Technology

- - 3. New Contrast Agent Liver MRI

- - 4. Next-Generation Visualization Solutions for 3D C-Arm Systems

- - 5. Improve MRI Resolution Utilizing Mylar Spirals

- 2. Innovative Developments in Universities

- - 1. Magnetic Nanoparticles for Biological Applications

- - 2. Employ Atomic Magnetometer for Portable MRI

- - 3. High-Capacity Superconductors

- - 4. Economical Magnetic Field Sensor

- - 5. Low-Temperature Superconducting Wire

- - 6. MR Imaging Made Easy

6. Assessment of Innovations and Opportunities (APAC Region)

- 1. Innovative Developments in Companies

- - 1. Angiography Made Economical and Easy

- - 2. NMR Shrunk to Nano-Level

- - 3. Software Updates 3D Scan Modeling

- 2. Innovative Developments in Universities

- - 1. Track Tumors by Computational Bioimaging

- - 2. Microdevices to Control Magnetic Flux Quanta

- - 3. Endohedral Metallofullerenes as MRI Contrast Agents

- - 4. Explore Three Time Point (3TP) Technique

7. Patents and Key Contacts

- 1. Patents

- - 1. Patents I

- - 2. Patents II

- 2. Contacts

- - 1. Key Contacts--Corporate

- - 2. Key Contacts--Universities

8. Frost & Sullivan 2005 Science and Technology Awards

- 1. Technology Innovation Award

- - 1. Award Description

- - 2. Award Recipient

- 2. Product Innovation Award

- - 1. Award Description

- - 2. Award Recipient

- 3. Excellence in Technology Award

- - 1. Award Description

- - 2. Award Recipient

9. Critical Reference Tables

- 1. Decision Support Database Tables

- - 1. Number of Hospitals (1999 to 2006)

- - 2. Number of Physicians (1999 to 2006)

- - 3. Incidence of Stroke (1999 to 2006)

- - 4. Prevalence of Alzheimer's Disease (1999 to 2006)

- - 5. Incidence of Brain Cancer (1999 to 2006)

- - 6. Prevalence of Multiple Sclerosis (1999 to 2006)

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