To meet the increasing demands in healthcare, MAGNETOM Vida’s broad application portfolio offers versatility to provide excellence in daily clinical practice and to expand the patient population eligible for MRI. The new BioMatrix Technology, building on the strong foundation of Total imaging matrix (Tim), provides high consistency by adapting to individual patient characteristics. New Compressed Sensing applications enable free-breathing contrast-enhanced imaging of the abdomen and free-breathing cardiac imaging.
Early user experiences with MAGNETOM Vida
At ISMRM 2017, Prof. Dr. Konstantin Nikolaou, Medical Director Diagnostic and Interventional radiology, talked about the benefits of MAGNETOM Vida with BioMatrix technology for value-based healthcare and precision medicine. Listen to whole talk here!
First impressions of MAGNETOM Vida with BioMatrix technology
Prof. Dr. Konstantin Nikolaou, Medical Director Diagnostic and Interventional radiology, and Prof. Dr. Mike Notohamiprodjo, Senior physician Magnetic resonance imaging from the University Hospital Tübingen, Germany, are the first users of our new MR scanner MAGNETOM Vida with BioMatrix technology. Listen to their very first experiences with the new system!
Benefit from fast protocols and quieter exams for uncooperative patients. Accommodate a wide variety of patients while benefiting from a superb SNR for both clinical and research imaging, e.g., with the BioMatrix head/neck 64 coil. The new BioMatrix Tuners utilize CoilShim technology to further optimize image quality with dedicated shim elements in the Head/Neck region. Your MAGNETOM Vida’s Neuro Suite includes advanced protocols for diffusion imaging, perfusion imaging, and fMRI. The Brain Dot Engine helps increase consistency, also when conditions change during the course of the examination.
To address the need for robustness and reproducibility in daily clinical practice, the Large Joint Dot Engine now comes standard on the system. Customizable workflows feature AutoAlign and AutoCoverage for knee, hip, and shoulder and MPR planning for fast 3D measurements and Inline 3D multiplanar reformatting. WARP1 offers a comprehensive suite of techniques including Advanced WARP1, which provides susceptibility artifact reduction functionality (such as needed for MR Conditional metal implants). WARP and Advanced WARP now come standard on MAGNETOM Vida. New patient-adaptive, ultra high-density coils for MSK imaging, such as the new Tx/Rx Knee 18, the new Shoulder Shape 16 and the new 18-channel UltraFlex coil improve SNR and enable high acceleration factors.
Expand the patient population eligible for abdominal MRI with Compressed Sensing GRASP-VIBE2: Dynamic contrast-enhanced imaging of the abdomen becomes a push-button exam, where all data is acquired under free-breathing in one continuous run and where all relevant phases are automatically detected, reconstructed and labeled. With the Abdomen Dot Engine, standardized, efficient, and comprehensive workflows for the upper abdomen with excellent image quality are provided. With LiverLab you can perform quantitative liver evaluation, non-invasively, on the fly. Additionally, ultra-fast, high-resolution, 2D and 3D protocols are provided for abdomen, pelvis, MR Colonography, MRCP, dynamic kidney, and MR Urography applications.
MAGNETOM Vida’s Whole-Body Dot Engine allows easy, seamless planning of multiparametric multistation exams with automated recognition of individual anatomy and consistent settings for spatial resolution, image contrast, and breath-hold capacity. Acquire whole-body coverage scans for metastasis staging in only 25 minutes for the core protocol. Together with Dot’s on-board guidance, this innovative technology improves patient throughput and provides superb image quality. For whole-body diffusion, the BioMatrix Tuners utilize SliceAdjust technology to help reduce the visibility of station boundaries and apparent broken spine artifacts as well as to preserve the SNR for whole-body diffusion by precise slice-by-slice tuning of resonance frequency, transmitter voltage, first order B0-shim and B1-shim.
The Cardiac Suite covers comprehensive 2D routine cardiac applications, ranging from morphology and ventricular function to tissue characterization. Compressed Sensing Cardiac Cine and PSIR HeartFreeze for delayed gadolium enhancement enable free-breathing examinations of the heart. MyoMaps provides an additional layer of valuable diagnostic information about even subtle changes in tissue composition – on the fly. DotGO’s on-board guidance helps make cardiac part of your clinical routine. The Cardiac Dot Engine simplifies complete cardiac localization with AutoAlign Heart.
With the Angio Suite, excellent MR Angiography can be performed to visualize arteries and veins with or without contrast agent. For scans with contrast media, the Angio Dot Engine helps realize optimized bolus timing at every examination. Real-time graphics and AutoVoice Commands assist the user in organizing the ideal timing of breathing, scanning, and contrast media. Imaging with QISS allows performing peripheral angiographies without the application of contrast with high robustness thanks to a special 2D acquisition scheme.
A variety of breast coils are resulting in flexible breast imaging options to meet the variety of customer needs. A dedicated new 7-channel coil for imaging and biopsy unifies excellent access to the breast, high SNR, compact design and useful workflow features such as LED light assistance for biopsies. Additionally, MAGNETOM Vida’s 70 cm Open Bore makes it possible to comfortably accommodate more patients. The Breast Dot Engine offers different workflows for optimized image quality and consistency.
Prostate MRI utilizes high-channel surface coils, offering a non-invasive and highly accurate technique for the early detection of prostate cancer, for example combining the BioMatrix Spine 72 and the Body 30 coil. Compressed Sensing GRASP-VIBE2 and Tissue 4D allow to evaluate contrast enhancement in the prostate with temporal resolutions down to one second without compromising SNR and spatial resolution due to the Iterative Reconstruction scheme. With MAGNETOM Vida, you benefit from a comprehensive solution portfolio for certainty in prostate cancer assessment, ranging from coils, scan applications, reading and reporting software, to therapy monitoring tools.
Imaging of infants3 is supported with the Pediatric 16 coil, providing excellent SNR for imaging of the infant brain and head/neck region. It can be seamlessly combined with other coils such as the Spine coil and Body coils.
1The MRI restrictions (if any) of the metal implant must be considered prior to patient undergoing MRI exam. MR imaging of patients with metallic implants brings specific risks. However, certain implants are approved by the governing regulatory bodies to be MR conditionally safe. For such implants, the previously mentioned warning may not be applicable. Please contact the implant manufacturer for the specific conditional information. The conditions for MR safety are the responsibility of the implant manufacturer, not of Siemens Healthineers.
2Compressed Sensing GRASP-VIBE is not for sale in the U.S. Its future availability cannot be guaranteed.
3The safety of imaging infants under two years of age has not been established. The responsible physician must evaluate the benefits of the MR examination compared to those of other imaging procedures.