Specialty Magnetics co-develops intra-operative breast MR scanner
Specialty Magnetics Limited, in collaboration with the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) and the Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC), is developing an intra-operative MR scanner which will allow doctors to carry out image-guided surgery as problems are detected and diagnosed—possibly in a single outpatient session.

The new $6.3 million (£3.2 million) project, which began in April, will receive an investment of $3.16 million (£1.6 million) from the U.K. government-sponsored Technology Strategy Board.

This project is the second MR scanner research and development project in which Specialty Magnetics is collaborating with the ICR and the STFC.

The new intra-operative, dedicated breast MR scanner being developed will allow image-guided surgery to take place in "real time" at the moment the problem is detected and diagnosed, according to the Middlesex, England-based company.