Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Case Histories of Significant Medical Advances

23 Pages Posted: 26 Jul 2019

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Amar Bhide

Tufts University - The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Srikant Datar

Harvard University - Accounting & Control Unit

Katherine Stebbins

Harvard Business School

Date Written: July 19, 2019

Abstract

We describe how and why Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) came to complement – and partially replace – computed tomography (CT) imaging of soft tissue. Specifically we chronicle: 1) the development of foundational techniques and prototypes (through the 1970s); 2) how U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the new device was secured (in the early 1980s); 3) post-approval commercial adoptions (in the late 1980s); and 4) growth in adoptions and MRI use – after setbacks (in the 1990s).

Keywords: Health Care and Treatment, Technological Innovation, Innovation Strategy, Technology Adoption, Collaborative Innovation and Invention, Innovation and Invention, Governing Rules Regulations and Reforms

Suggested Citation

Bhide, Amar and Datar, Srikant and Stebbins, Katherine, Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Case Histories of Significant Medical Advances (July 19, 2019). Harvard Business School Accounting & Management Unit Working Paper No. 20-001. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3427247 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3427247

Amar Bhide

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Srikant Datar (Contact Author)

Harvard University - Accounting & Control Unit ( email )

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Katherine Stebbins

Harvard Business School ( email )

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Boston, MA 02163
United States

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