A magnet capable of generating a magnetic field 140,000 times stronger than the Earth’s is in use in a powerful MRI machine developed by GE. The magnet, which is 11 feet long and weighs 40 tons, is almost five times stronger than those found in the majority of MRI machines in use today. Researchers can focus the GE 7T* to investigate diseases and disorders in new ways. Read more at GE Reports.
*GE Discovery MR 950 7T is an investigational medical device under the US Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.