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Superconducting MRI Magnets

High and
Very High
Field Strengths

Our high / very high field compact superconducting magnets are smaller, lighter, and help to deliver a more economical MRI system, whilst maintaining the gold-standard of imaging quality expected by clinicians.

Asymmetric and
Design Options

Magnetica's compact superconducting magnets are designed using our asymmetric magnet IP. Shifting the imaging zone towards the patient chair/bed improves patient comfort by reducing how far the limb or head being imaged needs to be moved into the MRI system.

Conduction and
Cryogen Cooled

A conduction cooled magnet removes the need for a life-long liquid helium supply chain and a vent pipe (required to exhaust gaseous helium to atmosphere when cryogen-cooled magnets quench).

Compact Superconducting Magnets

Magnetica has key engineering design and manufacturing capabilities and experience that allows development of high-performance superconducting MRI and NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) magnets, with a focus upon compact magnets for dedicated applications utilising:

  • Symmetric and asymmetric (patent protected) designs;
  • Helium free (conduction-cooled) and traditional cryogen-cooled technologies;
  • High and very high field strengths; and
  • Unique and bespoke designs.


Our design methodologies:


  • manage stresses within compact dimensions;
  • lower manufacturing costs;
  • prevents quenches; and
  • ensure magnet safety.

Scientific Magnetics Bespoke Superconducting Magnet Systems Capabilities

Since spinning out of Oxford Instruments in 2000, Oxford UK based Scientific Magnetics has been involved in the design, manufacture, test and installation of bespoke superconducting magnet systems for academic and commercial research. The company has also provided consultancy to blue-chip companies such as Siemens plc and Rolls-Royce plc.

More recently, Scientific Magnetics has developed standardised helium-free magnet systems for clinical, pre-clinical and UHV applications.


Scientific Magnetics now boasts product in several market areas, including clinical, pre-clinical, research and UHV.


Scientific Magnetics operates at the cutting edge of superconducting technology. Discover more by visiting the Scientific Magnetics website.

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