Cheetah Coils Head to Chicago for Diagnostic Imaging Show

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MR Instruments exhibits for the first time at the RSNA in Chicago on November 27th—with its new line of 3T Cheetah Coils™, designed and engineered specifically for application in the ultra high-field MRI realm.

MR Instruments, Inc. (MRII), makers of Cheetah Coils™ for 3 Tesla (3T) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), announces that it will exhibit for the first time at the 91st Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. The meeting will be held in Chicago from November 27th through December 2nd, 2005.

MRII’s exclusive technology, used by the world’s leading research institutions for over 15 years, is now available for the 3T clinical market under the brand name Cheetah Coils. MRII will showcase its 15-element head coils, which are currently FDA cleared/CE marked and available for GE and Siemens 3T MRI systems. In addition, MRII will announce its multi-channel, transmit/receive and multi-nuclei products, available in early 2006. MRII will also demonstrate its complete line of 3T extremity coils available in large, medium, and small sizes. These extremity coils are FDA cleared/CE marked and available today, with first deliveries in early 2006.

“The efficient design inherent in Cheetah Coil’s proprietary technology allows for the production of significantly more information with considerably less power, about one fourth power on average, than coils of conventional technology,” says Dr. Kenneth Bradshaw, CTO, MRII. “These features give greater diagnostic yield, better images, faster scans, greater patient safety, and increase program ROI.”

At the 2005 Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR) Ultra High-Field MRI Conference, Dr. Kamil Ugurbil, Chairman of CMRR, referred to MR Instruments’ technology as: “…the logical complement to the further growth in technical utility and advanced applications in MRI science and imaging.”

Cheetah Coils dramatically expand the scope of diagnostic options available for the MRI industry. Built specifically for the rigors of the ultra high-field market, these patented coils provide the image resolution required for advanced MR in fields such as neurology and psychiatry, and other studies that image metabolic processes. To learn more about Cheetah Coils or to set up a free evaluation for your site, visit MR Instruments at RSNA booth # 4971 or go to http://www.cheetahcoils.com.

About MR Instruments, Inc. (MRII):

MR Instruments designs and builds TEM® (Transverse Electro Magnetic) technology-based coils under the brand name Cheetah Coils. Cheetah Coils are a new breed of RF coils for the most demanding 3T MRI applications. MRII, under its license agreements, has exclusive rights to the technology of Cheetah Coils. These patent rights cover all existing and future applications of TEM principles as they relate to MRI, MRS and fMRI. For more information, please visit: http://www.cheetahcoils.com.

Contacts:

Charles Minter, CEO, (612) 251-4123

Karen Hill, Corporate Communications, (612) 656-2600

http://www.cheetahcoils.com

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