AMS places first Aurora breast MRI unit

November 22, 1995

Advanced Mammography Systems will again feature its Aurora 0.5-tesladedicated MR mammography scanner, which was unveiled at last year'smeeting (SCAN 11/23/94). AMS reached an agreement in Septemberto install the first beta-site Aurora at the University

Advanced Mammography Systems will again feature its Aurora 0.5-tesladedicated MR mammography scanner, which was unveiled at last year'smeeting (SCAN 11/23/94). AMS reached an agreement in Septemberto install the first beta-site Aurora at the University of TexasMedical Branch in Galveston. AMS filed for 510(k) clearance ofthe scanner earlier this year.

AMS parent Advanced NMR of Wilmington, MA, will display its latestwork in ultra-high-field MRI. The company has experienced somesuccess in placing 3-tesla and 4-tesla scanners at research sitesthrough a marketing relationship with GE Medical Systems.

Advanced NMR has also begun marketing its InstaScan echo-planarimaging package to vendors other than GE, with whom it had anexclusive OEM relationship until June of last year. ANMR willshow at its RSNA booth a new version of InstaScan with a gradienthead coil insert for neurological applications.