Earlier this month, at the European Congress of Radiology in Vienna, United Imaging’s ambitions on the European medical imaging market were made clear with the launch of the uMR Jupiter 5T. The MRI system was the centrepiece of the Chinese vendor’s maiden appearance at the show. The system is the world’s first commercially available whole-body ultra-high field five tesla MRI system, which, United Imaging hopes, will help establish its reputation as a technical leader.
While other vendors have developed systems with more powerful magnetic fields, United’s release continues the vendors’ rapid technological rise. However, is the Chinese vendor focusing on the right priorities?