About Us

Superconducting Systems Inc. (SSI) has three areas of activity: a) design and manufacture of cryogen-free (liquid helium free) superconducting magnets for medical and research applications, b) research and development in superconducting magnet technology, and c) contract engineering services.

SSI has pioneered the development of cryogen-free superconducting magnets for the pre-clinical MRI applications, and for human MRI applications. SSI was first to produce:

  1. 1.5 T preclinical cryogen-free MRI magnet for Johns Hopkins University, 2007.
  2. 3T preclinical cryogen-free MRI magnet for MR Solutions, 2012.
  3. 7T cryogen-free NMR magnet for Victoria University, 2013.
  4. 7T preclinical cryogen-free MRI magnet for Mediso, 2015.

Under funding by US National Institutes of Health, SSI has been collaborating with research divisions of major Boston area scientific institutions to demonstrate the viability and benefits of its cryogen-free magnet systems.

In Fall of 2015 SSI demoed a cryogen-free 1.5T-72cm compact whole-body MRI scanner. In Spring of 2016 delivered the first commercial unit of the cryogen-free 1.5T-72cm magnet to a Medical device company in Germany. This magnet can operate in a slanted or horizontal orientation, and has been in use for three years now. Subsequent units of 1.5T-72cm have been installed in France, and in India.

In summer of 2016 SSI demoed a cryogen-free 1.5T-30cm extremity MRI magnet with an innovative 3-bore architecture that allows high level of patient comfort when scanning the patient’s knee. This magnet was installed at MGH for imaging experiments in the winter of 2017. Beta 3-bore magnet with even higher level of patient comfort will be offered to the market in Summer of 2019.

SSI’s patented and patent pending superconducting magnet technology solutions make superconducting magnets less expensive to manufacture, install, and operate. They can truly be installed and operated where there is electricity, without any consideration related to liquid helium as there is none required.

Contact us to learn about the advantages of our Smart Superconducting Magnets. [Why is your superconducting magnet super cold and charged when you aren’t using it? Our magnets don’t need to waste valuable energy and resources.]