Scientists at the Inter-University Accelerator Centre (IUAC) in New Delhi, under the leadership of Prof. Avinash Chandra Pandey, the center’s director and an adjunct professor at Allahabad University, have made a significant advancement by creating the nation’s first superconducting magnet system for use in whole-body clinical MRI machines.
At the moment, India is entirely dependent on expensive imports of MRI machines. The IUAC has developed a 1. 5 Tesla (T) superconducting MRI magnet system, which is like the heart of the MRI machine. India will be able to develop cheaper homegrown MRI machines as a result, and it will enter a selective group of nations that manufacture these devices. The majority of MRI machines are currently exported from China to India.
By providing precise contrast resolution in each imaging direction, the MRI machine is used to take images of any body part for disease detection.
“This is nothing less than India making its own cryogenic engine, or state-of-the art weaponry. Having our own indigenous MRI machine would not only cut the cost of the equipment but will also provide access to this vital diagnostic technique to those who today cannot afford the same because of its high cost,” according to eminent radiologist Dr. Harsh Mahajan, recipient of the Padma Shri award.