New MRI Portfolio Expands Reach of BioMatrix Technology

by Cassling on Dec 28, 2018

  • New MAGNETOM Lumina¹ 3T 70-cm open-bore MR scanner extends BioMatrix portfolio
  • New software release for MAGNETOM Amira expands clinical applications
  • New Innovision in-bore infotainment system for MAGNETOM Sola 1.5T and MAGNETOM Vida 3T revolutionizes patient experience
  • Turbo Suite package of MR acceleration technologies expands Compressed Sensing and Simultaneous Multi-Slice capabilities

During the 104th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Nov. 25-30 at Chicago’s McCormick Place, Siemens Healthineers presented a series of innovations to its magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) portfolio, many of which expand the availability of the portfolio’s BioMatrix patient personalization technology. With these innovations, Siemens Healthineers is transforming care delivery in radiology and improving productivity while ensuring consistent high quality. At the same time, it is enhancing patient satisfaction during examinations.

MAGNETOM Lumina 3T MR scanner debuts

The new MAGNETOM Lumina is the latest addition to the company’s 3T 70-cm BioMatrix MR scanner portfolio. In clinical use, the scanner supports standardization and acceleration of examination workflows. The MAGNETOM Lumina also employs Tim 4G and Dot (Day Optimizing Throughput) automation supported by artificial intelligence to generate scan results that are both standardized and highly reproducible. The optional dockable table can help enhance workflow and improve patient safety.

New capabilities for MAGNETOM Amira

In the 60-cm bore product segment, Siemens Healthineers expands the clinical capabilities of the MAGNETOM Amira 1.5T MR scanner. These new clinical capabilities are intended to contribute greater consistency in scan results and enhance financial sustainability due to productivity-boosting technologies. For example, the latest updates to the MAGNETOM Amira will offer access to Compressed Sensing applications that permit certain forms of dynamic imaging for patients who have difficulty holding their breath.

Higher productivity with Turbo Suite

With its new Turbo Suite packages, Siemens Healthineers introduces game-changing MR acceleration techniques for its scanner portfolio. Comprised of customized applications tailored to the clinical questions within musculoskeletal, spine, neurovascular, abdominal, breast and cardiac imaging, Turbo Suite can reduce scan times for complete examinations by up to 50 percent with no compromise in image quality. Turbo Suite further expands existing Simultaneous Multi-Slice (SMS) and Compressed Sensing acceleration applications to cover more types of exams. By dramatically undersampling data randomly and employing iterative reconstruction with Compressed Sensing, MRCP (Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography) exams can be accelerated by a factor of up to 23, enabling completion in a single patient breath-hold of just 16 seconds.

¹ MAGNETOM Lumina is 510(k) pending. It is not for sale in the U.S. Its future availability cannot be guaranteed.

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