Conductus signs MRI pact with Siemens

January 17, 1996

Improving the image quality of low-field MRI is the focus of anagreement announced last week between Conductus and Siemens. Underthe terms of the deal, Conductus, a Sunnyvale, CA, developer ofhigh-temperature superconducting technology, will work with

Improving the image quality of low-field MRI is the focus of anagreement announced last week between Conductus and Siemens. Underthe terms of the deal, Conductus, a Sunnyvale, CA, developer ofhigh-temperature superconducting technology, will work with theGerman vendor to design superconducting receiver subsystems forSiemens' Open 0.2-tesla MRI scanner. The subsystems will includesuperconducting receiver coils, associated electronics and cryogeniccooling. Conductus is one of several firms using high-temperaturesuperconducting technology to boost the signal-to-noise ratioof low-field images (SCAN 11/8/95).