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MRI TECHNOLOGY

Since the inception of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in medical imaging, innovations in MRI have been driven by technological achievements from a wide array of scientific fields. This trend continues to this day, as current and future innovations seek to draw from different areas of advancement in hardware and software capabilities.1

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MRI TECHNOLOGY

Over decades of effort to improve efficiency and image quality in MRI technology, machines with the capacity to support increasingly strong static magnetic fields have been developed. More powerful machines have made the achievement of a higher signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) possible, a metric that measures efficiency of image acquisition, image resolution, and detection of pathology.

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IS FRUGAL INNOVATION APPLICABLE TO INNOVATION IN MRI?

As part of the global movement to develop medical technology sustainably while increasing accessibility and reducing resource consumption, the field of frugal innovation in MRI is constantly imagining new technologies that aim to achieve optimal performance while leading in the field of frugal innovation.1,2

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MRI INNOVATION AT GUERBET

Hear from Jing Hao, Head of Global Medical Affairs and Clinical Development at Guerbet, about how Guerbet is looking toward the future.

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