Chinese-made open MR scanner hits market

Siemens Medical Solutions has developed a new MR system with an emphasis on patient comfort. The Magnetom C!, a clamshell-shaped open system, has a permanent magnet generating a 0.35T field. The system is manufactured in China by Siemens Mindit, a joint venture formed between Siemens and Mindit Instruments, a Chinese manufacturer of permanent magnets.