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Non-magnetic micro connectors for MRI

Small, robust and extremely non-magnetic! These are the qualities of the new micro-D connectors developed by Axon’ Cable.  These miniature connectors are designed for devices, which rely on magnetism when operating.  This is the case, for example, for MRI scanners where the magnetic field generated must remain constant and stable to obtain reliable and high quality 3D images.

The non-magnetic connectors developed by Axon’ Cable have not only a very low residual magnetic field  (less than 1 nT – about 50,000 times lower than the earth’s magnetic field), but it is also almost impossible to magnetize them.  They cannot, therefore, interfere with the magnetic fields produced by the magnets of medical imaging devices or particle accelerators used by scientists.


Biomedical Research Says: Magnets reduce Swelling & Inflammation

Horseshoe magnet

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Magnets are in common use for all sorts of issues. Magnets are seen in back supports, bracelets, and even in shoes. The use of magnets is continuing to grow in popularity. Magnets are even utilized to aid lessen tension. But what does the study say? Do magnets really aid to facilitate healing?

Lately research conducted by Thomas Skalak, professor and chair of biomedical engineering, and Cassandra Morris, a former Ph.D. student in biomedical engineering at U.Va. looked at the effects of magnets on inflammation. The study was published in the November 2007 edition of the American Journal of Physiology.