Robotic Precision


The MRI systems market will be growing and will be adopted by several new strategic initiatives, where customers and MRI product creators will be intensively cooperating together. Major applications are in carotid, breast, ex-vivo imaging and MRI intervention.

We are inspired to help radiologists and patients creating new MRI based coil solutions for diseases beyond existing solutions. Companies like Machnet are developing new ideas and clinical applications on mainstream MRI platforms in close co-operation with Academic Hospitals by listening to their needs. There is a strong wish to further create innovative solutions in clinical fields, where the radiologist is requiring new clinical coil innovations beyond the standard offered solutions.

Machnet has a worldwide reputation in carotid imaging and has been able to obtain a position as leader in this niche market. Machnet B.V. was founded in 1992, is based in The Netherlands developing MRI solutions for the global market. It has a strong team of seasoned leaders and specialists in the field of radiology. Machnet listens, designs, develops, produces and distributes Magnetic Resonance Imaging coils and accessories for the global market.

Machnet Medical Robotics

Machnet Medical Robotics is a spin-off that commercializes technology developed at the University of Twente. The company is developing a robot prototype for image-guided needle based interventions. A first application focuses on MRI-guided biopsies to diagnose early stage lesions in breast cancer screening.

News / More information:

– The Machnet team congratulates Vincent Groenhuis PhD with his cum laude graduation on 9 January 2020 at the University of Twente.
Thesis: Robotic systems for breast biopsy using MRI and ultrasound imaging.

– Interview University of Twente / TECHMED CENTRE with Nico Arfman, CEO Machnet Medical Robotics.

– Machnet Medical Robotics biopsy robot prototype (SUNRAM) is demonstrated to King Willem Alexander during opening of TECHMED CENTRE (*


– Kick off Machnet Medical Robotics.

(* Note: may not be available outside of the Netherlands.

MRI Clinical solutions

Machnet products are divided in two groups. New research clinical solutions developed in close co-operation with end users and secondly niche MRI coil products for Carotid, PET Optimized MRI, Superficial Artery and Larynx.

The Carotid product is a Phased Array Coil designed for bilateral proton imaging of the Carotid Artery and Carotids Bifurcation. The semi-flexible construction allows easy application of the coils around the neck causing minimal patient discomfort. The Carotids Coil allows sub-millimeter resolution of the carotids lumen, vessel walls and atherosclerotic plaques.

A key innovation and new product group is the new version optimizing minimal PET attenuation in MRI-PET scanners. A new product solution has been developed for Larynx syndromes and will be rolled out via Academic Centers in the next years.

Machnet’s product solutions are available for almost all MRI systems. Please contact us for availability for your system (

4 channel Carotids Coil

6 channel Carotids Coil

4 channel Carotids Coil
Optimized for PET-MRI

4 channel Superficial Artery Coil


Together with you, Machnet also develops custom made coils.
Contact us if you are you looking for a Custom made Coil which extend the experimental level. Machnet is also able to convert your idea or prototype to a safe, serviceable and optionally MDD/MDR compliant coil.


Early Rheuma Detection

7T Endorectal coil


And many, many more…


Bilateral four Channel Phased Array Carotid Coil from Machnet

Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance:
High resolution carotid black-blood 3T MR with parallel imaging and dedicated 4-channel surface coils.

Risk Factor Associations With the Presence of a Lipid Core in Carotid Plaque of Asymptomatic Individuals Using High-Resolution MRI

High-risk plaque features can be detected in non-stenotic carotid plaques of patients with ischemic stroke classified as cryptogenic using combined FDG-PET/MR imaging.


Product Documentation:

Bilateral four channel phased array carotids coil for GE Discovery MR450 1.5T
Bilateral four channel phased array carotids coil for GE Discovery MR750 3T
Bilateral four channel phased array carotids coil for GE Discovery Signa HDx 3T
Bilateral four channel phased array carotids coil for GE Signa 1.5T 
Four channel phased array superficial femoral artery coil for GE Signa HDx & GE Discovery MR750
Bilateral four channel phased array carotids coil for GE Signa 1.5T (non-upgraded systems only)
Bilateral four channel phased array carotids coil for GE Signa HDx 3T (non-upgraded systems only)

Bilateral four channel phased array carotids coil for Philips 1.5T MRI scanner models: Intera & Achieva 

Bilateral four channel phased array PET-MRI carotids coil for Siemens MAGNETOM Biograph
Bilateral four channel phased array carotids coil for Siemens MAGNETOM 1.5T MRI scanner (several models)
Siemens MAGNETOM 3T MRI scanners (several models) 
Four channel phased array superficial femoral artery coil for Siemens MAGNETOM Trio & Verio

Heterogeneous thermometry head phantom – 7T


Ton van den Hoven


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Abe van der Werf


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Hans Zwart

Technical Manager

Phone: +31 6 23 68 24 12



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