Features & Benefits
Siemens-Healthineers unique Wave-CAIPI SWI exploits coil sensitivity variations in all three dimensions. Together with the optimal CAIPIRINHA voxel aliasing pattern, Wave-CAIPI SWI results in higher acceleration factors, shorter scan times and improved image quality1.
- Bringing high-resolution 3D SWI scans from 3-5 minutes to under 2 minutes.2
- Helpful for cerebral hemorrhage detection.
- Superior visualization of pathology and overall diagnostic quality compared with T2*w GRE as well as noninferior to standard SWI with reduced scan time and reduced motion artifacts.3
- Reliable method for the detection and counting of cerebral microbleeds within approximately half of the scan time of conventional SWI.4
- MAGNETOM Altea
- MAGNETOM Lumina
- MAGNETOM Sola
- MAGNETOM Vida
- MAGNETOM Vida Fit5
Minimum Software Version
syngo MR XA31A
Prerequisite: SWI license
Additional technical prerequisites may apply. Upon receiving your request, your local Siemens representative will clarify whether your system meets the requirements.
Improved image quality can be expected when comparing equivalent acceleration factors for Wave-CAIPI SWI and standard SWI.
Data on file.
J. Conklin et al.: Validation of Highly Accelerated Wave–CAIPI SWI Compared with Conventional SWI and T2*-Weighted Gradient Recalled-Echo for Routine Clinical Brain MRI at 3T; Am J Neuroradiology https://dx.doi.org/10.3174/ajnr.A6295 (2019)
M.S. Chun et al.: Wave-CAIPI susceptibility-weighted imaging achieves diagnostic performance comparable to conventional susceptibility-weighted imaging in half the scan time; Eur Radiol 30:2182-2190 (2020)
For MAGNETOM Vida Fit this feature is still under development and not commercially available yet. Its future availability cannot be ensured.