World's largest imaging magnet arrives at Minnesota's CMRR
University of Minnesota
The University of Minnesota's Center for Magnetic Resonance Research is now home to the world’s largest imaging magnet after its arrival to the University in early December.
The Agilent Technologies magnet is the world's first 10.5 Tesla whole body human magnetic resonance imaging magnet. Tesla is a unit of measurement that describes the strength of magnetic field. By comparison, most medical MRIs utilize magnets are rated 1.5-3 Tesla or lower.
The university's new magnet will be used to aid in brain research and human body imaging. Because a magnet of this strength has never been used to map the human brain and body, the first 5 to 10 years will be spent developing technology to create images researchers can use.
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