R&D Support

Benefit from our R&D support to improve the MRI safety of your products ...

Offering an MRI compatible device can be a real competitive advantage. For certain products, it has even become essential.

Considering MRI safety in the design of a product requires specific knowledge, rarely available internally: in-depth knowledge of MRI, interactions between the electromagnetic waves of the MRI scanner and the device, knowledge of physics materials and electronics, etc. Developing an MR conditional device may also require testing on prototypes, with appropriate testing resources, including MRI scanners.

As experts in the field, our engineers and PhD’scan guide you during the R&D phase, as much on the technical as the regulatory aspects. So you can continue to focus on the big picture while we bring you our MRI safety skills to carry out your project successfully.

Support during R&D can take different forms, which we systematically adapt to your needs. We can, in particular, intervene for the following aspects:

  • Performing preliminary tests for a first discovery of potential MRI safety and compatibility issues related to the introduction of your device in MRI,or to quickly assess the behaviour of a prototype or component.
  • Assistance in the design of the device to guide you on the choice of electronic components, schemes, materials, design recommendations, etc.
  • Studies by numerical simulations and modeling.

Why choose Healtis

Healtis is approved by the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation to carry out research and innovation. (Download the approval decision)

R&D is in the DNA of HEALTIS: we are a company founded from the world of research and have our own R&D programs to develop and validate our MRI compatible test benches and test methods.

Healtis supports multiple manufacturers aiming to improve the MRI safety of their medical devices, including both active and passive, implantable, and non-implantable devices.

Support from Healtis in the R&D phase can reduce delays in the final regulatory submission phase of the project due to MRI safety concerns, this the project will benefit from better control of costs and deadlines.

By contacting Healtis, you will have, from the first contact, access to an expert in the field, who will be able to guide you in the process of improving the MRI safety of your medical device and give you initial suggestions for improvement.

What are the determining factors for the safety of an implant in MRI?

Medical devices in MRI can pose many risks, including risks from magnetic forces and heating, or by the malfunction of the device and unintended stimulations. If the intention is that a device shall be introduced to a MRI, then the device should be designed in a way where the introduction of that device into the MRI environment does not present a risk, and that the device continues to function as intended.

How can I improve the MRI safety of my Medical Device?

The device material is often an obvious parameter when looking to improve MRI safety, however device dimension and shape can also be critical to the MRI safety. For active implantable medical devices (AIMDs) the choice of electronics, and design of the PCB board, both in terms of layout and use of filtering, grounding etc. are all important decisions where improvements can be made to the MRI safety of the device.