News | October 26, 2010

MRI Advances to Focus on Boosting Productivity

October 26, 2010 – New magnetic resonance (MR) imaging advancements from GE Healthcare to be displayed at RSNA 2010 will focus on patient comfort, enhanced clinical utility and workflow improvements to boost radiologist and technologist productivity.

1.5T Optima MR450w, a 70 cm whole-body scanner, will be featured together with Continuum Pak 22.0, the latest clinical applications package designed to enhance utility. GE will also highlight the 1.5T extremity MR system which is easier to site, more comfortable for the patient and produces high-quality images comparable to whole-body 1.5T MR systems.

Patient comfort has been improved with the introduction of soft, flexible coils that drape over the patient, rather than the more rigid, hard plastic offered on some MRI systems.

Propeller 3.0 extends the advantages of an innovative technique pioneered by GE to combat patient motion and reduce susceptibility artifacts. It helps make MR brain exams much more robust, even for challenging patients and difficult-to-scan anatomies.

Additionally, Inhance 2.0 is a complete suite of noncontrast MR angiography techniques optimized for diverse anatomies.

MR-Touch is a commercially available product based on magnetic resonance elastography (MRE), a technique developed at Mayo Clinic. It uses low-frequency mechanical waves, generated in the body through an external acoustic driver, to probe the elastic properties of tissue.

For more information: www.gehealthcare.com

Related Content

Houston Methodist Hospital Enters Multi-Year Technology and Research Agreement With Siemens Healthineers
News | Cardiac Imaging| August 17, 2017
Houston Methodist Hospital and Siemens Healthineers have entered into a multi-year agreement to bring cutting-edge...
ISMRM Issues Guidelines for MRI Gadolinium Contrast Agents
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)| August 15, 2017
The International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) has provided new guidance in the use of contrast...
GE Healthcare's Signa Premier MRI Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance
Technology | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)| August 04, 2017
GE Healthcare announced Signa Premier, a new wide bore 3.0T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system, is now available...
Cardiac CT scan showing plaque and calcification in the coronary arteries, from a Toshiba CT scanner
News | Business| July 19, 2017
July 19, 2017 — The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) created a reimbursement fee chart for cardia
German Workshop Highlights Possibilities of Perfusion MRI
News | Stroke| July 03, 2017
When diagnosing strokes and heart diseases or looking at tumors, perfusion magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) offers a...
Sponsored Content | Videos | Clinical Decision Support| June 29, 2017
Rami Doukky, M.D., system chair, Division of Cardiology, professor of medicine, Cook County Health and Hospitals Syst
Toshiba Medical Introduces Vantage Titan Zen Edition MR
Technology | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)| June 27, 2017
June 27, 2017 — Toshiba Medical, a Canon Group company, introduced its newest...
HRS released a consensus statement on MRI for patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices
Feature | May 15, 2017
May 15, 2017 — The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) released a first-of-its-kind consensus statement in the United States o
Biotronik Launches First FDA-Approved CRM Devices with MRI AutoDetect Technology
Technology | Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Devices (CRT)| May 10, 2017
Biotronik announced the availability of the first U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved cardiac rhythm...
Overlay Init