Philips MRI Features

 

December 20, 2012

Philips' dStream broadband technology enables current Philips MR users to switch to digital broadband MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) for the majority of analogue Philips MR systems. The technology builds on the existing MR magnet and is a cost-effective way to provide digital broadband MRI. Compared with system replacement, dStream upgrade technology saves on magnet and reconstruction costs and means fewer disturbances for the facility during installation. Users can expect significant savings in cost when upgrading an existing MRI compared to purchasing a new digital system. Philips introduced the dStream technology with its Ingenia 1.5T and 3.0T MR systems.

SmartPath to dStream features signal digitization directly at the patient, delivering high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) that benefits image quality and speed. The lightweight dStream digital coils are comfortable for patients and the easy coil handling significantly benefits workflow. SmartSelect automatically determines the coil elements to use, shortening scan setup time.

With the addition of dStream technology to an MRI system, routine exams for brain, spine, knee, ankle and liver can now be performed in less than eight minutes. The technology digitizes the MR signal at its purest spot in the RF coil, increasing SNR and allowing for enhanced image quality. Fewer coils lead to reduced coil positioning and patient setup time.

For more information: www.philips.com

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