DotGo for consistent results, efficiently.

Dot. Go for consistent results, efficiently.
In 2009, Siemens introduced the Dot workflow technology, today comprising 9 Dot engines loaded with Siemens’ automation functionality and efficient scanning optimizations.
In 2014, Dot brings all of the Dot engines together with the Dot Cockpit, the new central exam user interface for every technician. The result is one integrated and intuitive imaging and protocol management solution for efficient standardization of MRI workflows - DotGO.
 


MRI - Dot - Flexibility

Flexibility. Intuitive protocol management.

  • Adapt strategies to your patients’ needs
  • Adjust decisions according to clinical question
  • Different exam-views for the information you need
MRI - Dot - Consistency

Consistency. Quality results for each exam.

  • More predictable scheduling, < 1 min. exam time variation2
  • 88% of MRI exams covered by Dot engines3
  • Consistency for every follow-up exam
MRI - Dot - Efficiency

Efficiency. Up to 20% shorter exam slots.

  • Accommodate more patients per day
  • Make your MRI expertise accessible for every technician
  • Reduce the number of rescans with standard procedures
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Dot engines

MRI - DotGO - Consistency

Consistency.
Quality results for each exam. With the Dot engines.

MRI - Dot - Whole Body Graphic
Dot engines - MRI consistency from head-to-toe.

Apply your clinical MRI standards – everytime.
With the Dot engines your MRI exams are standardized for consistency. Apply your standard to the clinical question at hand (body part, indication) but still stay flexible to adapt quickly. For 88%1 of MRI exams there is a Dot engine available.

 

The Dot engines, standardize your exams – from head-to-toe.

MRI - Dot - Adapt strategies
  • Adapt strategies to your patients’ needs
MRI - Dot - Useful automation
  • Useful automation, less software interaction
MRI - Dot - Intuitive Guidance
  • Intuitive guidance for every exam

 

MRI - Dot - Specific exam views
  • Specific exam views, for the information you need
MRI - Dot - Consistency - Follow Ups
  • Consistency for every follow-up exam

 

Learn more about the specific Dot engines

MRI - DotGO - Brain Dot Engine - Solution

Flexibility
Exam specific neurological diseases

Consistency
Reproducible positioning and strategy-based protocol adaptation for standardized image quality, faster reading, and more reliable diagnosis

Efficiency
Up to 20% shorter exam-slots2


Features
Consistent exams with Auto Align and BLADE

  • Motion-insensitive scanning
  • Consistent results for follow up examinations
  • Faster and more efficient patient scheduling
  • Same slice positioning across patients and exams
  • AutoAlign for hippocampus – preand post surgery

 

MRI - DotGO - Cardiac Dot Engine - Solution

Flexibility
Consistent and faster planning enable more flexibility in staffing and scheduling

Consistency
Guidance and automation make exams more consistent, and results more reliable and reproducible

Efficiency
Up to 50% more patient throughput - even with stress studies3


Features
Automated planning of all cardiac views with AutoAlign Heart

  • Focus on your patient and not on a complex cardiac protocol
  • Comprehensive heart exam in less than 30 minutes3
  • Up to 50% increase in patient throughput3
  • Motion correction with one click
  • Inline Ventricular function for diagnostic information on the fly

 

MRI - DotGO - Abdomen Dot Engine - Solution

Flexibility
Monitoring of exam progress and synchronized timing enables more comfortable and confident scanning

Consistency
Increased contrast timing accuracy for reproducible results

Efficiency
28% better timing accuracy resulting in less repeated examinations and potentially more throughput4


Features
Optimized Auto Bolus timing for dynamic liver examinations

  • Perform “hassle-free” breath-hold and contrast imaging
  • Get diagnostic information through consistent contrast timing
  • Reduce the risk of unnecessary rescans or additional examinations
  • Perform motion free imaging
  • Use offered MRCP and Diffusion decision points

 

MRI - DotGO - Angio Dot Engine - Solution

Flexibility
Interactive approach to contrast timing, calculated and proposed automatically

Consistency
Standardized timing for each patient, resulting in higher consistency and reproducibility

Efficiency
Enables the possibility to use less contrast medium


Features
Acquire optimally timed contrast images with interactive bolus timing

  • Achieve consistent contrast agent timing with your Angio examination
  • Read and report MR Angio cases performed consistently with optimized kinetic timing
  • Deliver clear answers to your referring physicians

 

MRI - DotGO - Knee Dot Engine - Solution

Flexibility
Choose the strategy according to your patients condition, especially with high bandwidth (WARP5)

Consistency
Faster diagnosis and more accurate follow-ups with AutoAlign Knee

Efficiency
Fast 3D measurement and inline processing of MPRs without the need of post-processing


Features
Consistent positioning and sizing with AutoAlign and AutoCoverage

  • Automatic positioning and sizing of slices and FoV
  • Reduction of metal artifacts with WARP
  • Better soft tissue evaluation in proximity of MR conditional implants
  • Motion-insensitive scanning with BLADE
  • Fast isotropic 3D measurements

 

MRI - DotGO - Spine Dot Engine - Solution

Flexibility
Built-in workflows and alternatives for fast adaptation to patient conditions – also during the exam

Consistency
Consistent positioning independent of spine curvature (eg. scoliosis or kyphosis patients)

Efficiency
Inline Curved Planar Reconstruction automatically reconstructs image to appear in one plane


Spine Dot Engine

Features
Automated spine labeling, Inline Curved Planar Reconstruction

  • Reduce workflow steps: automated vertebrae labeling, drop& snap positioning
  • Automatic detection of spine geometry - focus on the diagnosis instead of trying to find the right plane
  • Reduction of metal artifacts with WARP5
  • Consistent positioning independent of spine curvature

 

MRI - DotGO - Breast Dot Engine - Solution

Flexibility
Exam Strategies for lesion and implant evaluation, and intervention

Consistency
Frequency Adjustment Guidance reduces confusion between water, fat, saline and silicone

Efficiency
MPR automatically calculated e.g. for high-resolution delayed VIEWS


Breast Dot Engine

Features

  • Don’t miss fatty breast tissue or silicone
  • Proper peak identification leads to reliable image quality
  • AutoCoverage for perfusion and diffusion, get the whole picture
  • Single frequency adjust for 3D VIBE helps saving time
  • Automatic MPR calculation, e.g. for high-res delayed VIEWS
  • Biopsy target coordinates on the Dot display at the scanner

 

MRI - DotGO - Large Joint Dot Engine - Solution

Flexibility
Choose the strategy according to your patients condition, especially with high bandwidth (WARP5)

Consistency
Faster diagnosis and more accurate follow-ups with AutoAlign and AutoCoverage

Efficiency
Fast 3D measurement and inline processing of MPRs without the need of post-processing


Large Joint Dot Engine

Features
Reduce artifacts with WARP exam strategies

  • Confident reduction of artifacts with only a few mouse-clicks.
  • Better soft tissue evaluation in proximity to MR conditional metal implants
  • Motion-insensitive scanning with BLADE
  • Fast isotropic 3D measurements

 

MRI - DotGO - TimCT Angio Dot Engine - Solution

Flexibility
Seamless and robust acquisition with a fast and easy to perform planning workflow

Consistency
Standardized timing for each patient resulting in consistent contrast enhancement

Efficiency
More predictable timing makes scheduling easier


TimCT Angio Dot Engine

Features

  • Use TimCT for seamless scans of large fields of view
  • Plan multistation examinations in one step
  • Read and report MR Angio cases with one seamless FoV
  • Provide reproducible, excellent images achieved with latest technology to your referring physicians
  • Up to 30% faster acquisition for whole body angio exams6,7

 

MRI - DotGO - TimCT Onco Dot Engine - Solution

Flexibility
Seamless and robust aquisition with a fast and easy to perform planning workflow

Consistency
28% higher timing accuracy for dynamic liver examinations4

Efficiency
Less rescans due to increased timing accuracy


Body Oncology &ndash; TimCT Onco Dot Engine

Features

  • Use TimCT for seamless scans of large fields of view
  • No planning of multiple steps and no composing
  • Always scan in isocenter
  • Automization of liver dynamics
  • Integration of in-/opposed phase and Dixon fat/water separation in a single scan
  • Scan thorax, abdomen, and pelvis in less than 30 minutes8

 

Our Customers

MRI - Dot - Customers

Dot
Customers experiences1 with Dot engines.

Dot is inspired by your hands-on-experience. Read and listen to how you can increase flexibility, consistency and efficiency in MRI too.


MRI - DotGO - Customers Vogl

"The number of failed examinations has been drastically reduced by the Dot engines and the angiographies have become better. Everything is simply much more standardized now."
Professor Thomas Vogl, MD
Medical Director of the Institute for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology of the University Hospital Frankfurt
Speaker of the Frankfurt Klinikallianz

Arnaud Lambert

"By customizing Dot, we have been able to enhance several of our protocols. For example, the Dot Decisions functionality in Abdomen Dot Engine has enabled us to schematize and simplify these protocols. With Dot, we can now ensure our examinations are far more reproducible and of excellent quality."
Arnaud Lambert, Technologist
Imagerie Médicale Saint Marie, Osny, France

Professor Christoph Bremer, MD

"With the Cardiac Dot Engine, we have been able to bring cardiac examinations into our clinical routine."

Professor Christoph Bremer, MD
Head of the Department of Radiology
St. Franziskus Hospital Münster, Germany

 

“The main way that Dot benefits the patient is it reduces scan time. So if a routine brain would take say 12, 14, 15 minutes, with the Dot engine, you may be able to reduce that by 2 to 3 minutes, which is 20% of the scan time.”
Bob Day, Chief Technical Officer

Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology, New York, USA

“Within our environment, we just could not provide a cardiac MRI service without the Cardiac Dot Engine.”
Dr. Russell Bull, MRCP, FRCR
Consultant Radiologist
Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Bournemouth, UK

Dr. Johan Dehem

“Dot can be decisive in reporting and medical management. Vertebra labeling in Spine Dot e.g. assures you to label your vertebral levels correctly even in the case of difficult vertebral anomalies. It can save you a lot of time while reporting but more important it helps you to avoid pitfalls like calling disease at a wrong level”
Dr. Johan Dehem, Chief Radiologist
VZW Jan Yperman, Belgium
 

“As a manager of a busy MRI unit, I’m under constant pressure to ensure that the waiting list is kept as short as possible. And, of course, one way to do this is to shorten your examination times, and Cardiac Dot Engine has enabled me to do this.”
Matthew Benbow, Superintendent Radiographer
Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Bournemouth, UK


MRI - DotGO - Customers Tanenbaum

"We continue to innovate in MR technology but consistency and completeness of exams in MR imaging remains the biggest clinical challenge. Dot is the latest improvement that not only provides consistency between patients and ensures appropriate coverage but also guarantees expected outcomes from every technologist."
Lawrence Tanenbaum, MD
New York, NY, USA
 

"We welcome the installation of the auto voice feature, which is also very useful. Previously, we had to stop the process during examinations to speak to the patients.With this feature, we do not have to stop the process everytime, and throughput has improved."
Mr. Koyano, Technologist

Saitama Sekishinkai Hospital, Saitama, Japan

“I am guided through the start of the liver dynamic in an easy and clear way. It helps me achieve the right timing for the contrast medium.”
Sabrina Koch, Technologist
St. Franziskus Hospital Münster, Germany

“AutoAlign is helpful especially for colleagues who rarely perform knee examinations because the slices are positioned automatically, which saves a lot of time. Furthermore, our knee examinations have become reproducible.”
Linda Willeke, Technologist
St. Franziskus Hospital Münster, Germany

"Dot and its AutoAlign function have enabled us to position slices automatically without the need for user intervention.”
Alexandre Fuchs, MD
Radiologist
Imagerie Médicale Sainte Marie, Osny, France

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