The Debut of
Ultra-high-field MRI

In 1980, the world's first MR image of the human brain was obtained (left), which was the first time that human beings had been able to see the internal brain imaged in a non-invasive way. Today, brain MRI has reached a whole new level, with a magnetic field strength of 5.0T (right) 100 times stronger than the original! With extremely high resolution and signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), it can trace nerve tracts in the whole brain down to 1 mm, and reveal tiny structures and contours of lesions with no loss of details, fully ushering in a promising new chapter of clinical treatment research from brain to whole body.
The Debut of Ultra-high-field MR

First human MR image in 1980 / Brain MR image at 5.0T in 2022

Breaking the Limits! The World's First 5.0T MR Images of Human Body Revealed

Zeng Mengsu, Director of the Department of Radiology at Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, and his team completed the world's first abdominal imaging study with uMR Jupiter, the first whole-body 5.0T MR; the study was published in the Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, a core periodical in the field. The abdomen contains a number of internal organs such as liver, bile, pancreas, spleen and kidney, where malignant tumors frequently occur, making it not only the most challenging part to scan in MRI but also one of the most important clinical evaluation criteria for measuring the performance of an MRI scanner.

As the first worldwide clinical research study based on 5.0T ultra-high-field, Dr. Mengshu’s paper provides a systematic analysis of the diffusion of the abdominal organs of liver, pancreas, spleen and kidney. Concerning the Diffusion Weighted Imaging (DWI)*, the subjective image quality of 5.0T is better than that of 3.0T. As for the Apparent Diffusion Coefficient (ADC)*, there is no significant difference in the ADC values of each organ, which has laid a solid foundation for subsequent studies related to abdominal organs based on DWI.

*The Diffusion Weighted Imaging (DWI), an important research branch in the field of MRI, is sensitive to lesions with abnormal diffusion rates in the abdomen, enabling the detection of benign and malignant abdominal tumors.
*The quantitative analysis of the Apparent Diffusion Coefficient (ADC) indicates the diffusion of water molecules in the scanned tissue, providing value for the diagnosis and differentiation of benign and malignant lesions.

According to the results of the study, it can be inferred that 5.0T MR can provide a higher application value for the diagnosis of malignant lesions and help doctors improve their diagnostic confidence. Director Zeng Mengsu commented: "In quantitative imaging of body parts, joints, and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS), 5.0T outdoes 3.0T, and in high-resolution anatomical imaging of blood vessels and the nervous system, 5.0T is even approximately equal to 7.0T!"

New Creation Unlocks
More Possibilities

Breaking the Limits! The World's First 5.0T MR Images of Human Body Revealed

Collaboration Makes a Different World

Collaboration Makes a Different World

In the MR field in 2022, the world of accurate diagnosis and treatment detected by 5.0T only revealed the tip of the iceberg, and there are still a lot of uncharted areas waiting for the joint exploration and discovery by academic, clinical, and industrial communities.

In the future, together with our global partners, we will continue to expand the boundaries of clinical and scientific research in the diagnosis and treatment of systemic diseases, and build a database of ultra-high-field 5.0T whole-body MRI, to empower accurate diagnosis with precise imaging. In translational medicine, we can gain an accurate insight into whole-body metabolism through multi-core imaging and ultra-high resolution MRS imaging. Seamless linkage: Basic Research - Clinical Research - Translational Medicine.

With our uMR Jupiter 5.0T adopted by more and more clinical and research institutions around the world, thisgroundbreaking technology reshuffle clinical applications, which will usher in "unimaginable" research prospects, advance human health, and explore the future of life sciences.