Utrecht-based MRIguidance secures €1.5 million to develop imaging technique to scan all human tissues without radiation

MRIguidance

MRIguidance, a spin-off company of the UMC Utrecht, has secured a seed investment from health-tech investor Health Innovations and a strategic informal investor for the development and the market roll-out of BoneMRI.

BoneMRI is a software solution that enables unprecedented 3D visualisation of the bone anatomy with conventional MRI scanners, which until today were mainly used to assess soft tissues. BoneMRI allows for a one-stop-shop in medical imaging; one exam to characterize all human tissues and without making use of harmful radiation. The fresh capital will be used for further clinical validation and market roll-out. MRIguidance was founded in 2016.

Peter Seevinck, Co-founder of MRIguidance and inventor of BoneMRI, stated: “Like all radiologists, I have been trained with the idea that MRI is mainly suitable for soft tissue imaging and X-ray based techniques are required to visualize bone. But during my work as a scientist in the UMC Utrecht, I was getting more and more convinced that MRI data, when acquired in the right way, contains all the information necessary to also visualize bone. I am very happy that we proved the concept in a clinical setting and with this investment we are now going to bring BoneMRI to the patient.”

BoneMRI is currently being developed and clinically validated at the UMC Utrecht and several large hospitals in the Netherlands and in Belgium. The investment will help the MRIguidance team to accelerate their efforts to bring BoneMRI to the patient.