MR Instruments Receives CE Mark for MRI Coils

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Cheetah Coils™ are now available for 3T MRI clinical markets in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.

MR Instruments, Inc. (MRII) is proud to announce that it has received CE Mark certification for its TEM® single channel, transmit/receive, 15-element tuned array head and extremity coils for 3 Tesla (3T) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MRII markets these coils under the brand name Cheetah Coils™.

Cheetah Coils are designed with MR Instruments’ proprietary ICE™ (Inductively Coupled Elements) technology, based on TEM (Transverse Electro Magnetic) patents. In contrast to conventional coil technology, Cheetah Coils utilize RF (radiofrequency) power with remarkable efficiency—overcoming associated safety concerns, reducing scan time, and producing levels of detail that were previously unobtainable.

Originally engineered and designed for the rigors of the demanding MRI research market (4T to 9.4T), 3T versions of branded Cheetah Coils are now FDA cleared and CE marked, making them available for the 3T U.S., European and Asian clinical markets. In the second quarter of 2005, MR Instruments received its first FDA clearance for the use of Cheetah Coils in GE and Siemens 3T MRI systems. Later in the second quarter, they passed important Siemens corporate conformity testing for the Siemens 3T Trio and Tim systems. MRII anticipates that this significant milestone will expand its relationship with Siemens to support their 3T system requirements.

About MR Instruments, Inc. (MRII):

MR Instruments designs and builds TEM 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 rights cover all existing and future applications of TEM principles as they relate to MRI, MRS and fMRI. For more information, please visit:


Charles Minter, CEO, (612) 251-4123

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

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