Since ancient civilization, copper has been used in fighting disease. In 500 BC the Greeks used bronze shavings to heal wounds and in 2000 BC Egyptians used copper to sterilize water.
Today copper’s role in healthcare goes beyond being naturally antimicrobial, it could even play a role in pinpointing the causes of Alzheimer’s.
Superconductors and copper hollow conductors are frequently used in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) applications. MRI is the winning technology over ultrasound, general X-ray, and computer tomography (CT) and today offers views of the entire human body.
New imaging modalities continue to emerge and widen the application scope of MRIs, moving from disease-cause-detection to monitoring the progress of treatment. The growing application for MRI images is also propelling the need for higher field strength magnets that offer superior image quality.
Applications in healthcare for low temperature superconducting (LTS) technology include:
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)
- Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (FMRI)
- Proton Beam Accelerator
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