HET MRI™ Scanner
Using HET built into a conventional MRI scanner is expected to eliminate the need for switching gradients, which are essential to existing MRI scanners. Eliminating switching gradients will eliminate the noise generated in today’s MRI scanners, and is also expected to make possible a full body scan in less than one second, eliminating uncomfortable patient immobility requirements. With the ability to generate a scan in such a short time, a real-time video will be able to be generated, showing a volumetric 3-D view of a selected area within the body. This will allow for real-time monitoring of radiation and chemotherapy treatments for the optimization of efficacy and safety. Also, with such short scan times, more scans will be able to be done per day, lowering the cost per scan.
HET is expected to be able to be used to generate a point of high energy as small as 7 microns. This will give an HET scanner the ability to zoom down and see individual cells (which has never been possible with conventional MRI scanners). Utilizing artificial intelligence (AI), individual viruses, plaques, cancer cells, and cancer stem cells are expected to be able to be located and flagged in three-dimensional space within a patient for early diagnosis and subsequent treatment, as well as for treatment of cancer metastasis, wherever it is within the body. This will also allow an HET scanner to be used for mammography instead of an x-ray mammogram, which could become the method of choice for detecting breast cancer.