Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA
GOBrain1 delivers reliable quality at exceptional speed. It enables clinically validated, push-button brain exams, with multiple orientations and all relevant contrasts – in only five minutes2. This fast exam is more tolerable for patients, and helps reduce motion-related artifacts and the need for rescans and sedation. As a result, GOBrain potentially doubles throughput and reduces costs per scan.
Features & Benefits
GOBrain1 is supported by Siemens’ Tim 4G RF architecture and ultra-high coil element density, providing excellent SNR and fast acquisition times. GOBrain is additionally supported by AutoAlign Head LS (Landmark Survey) providing push-button functionality and high consistency in imaging. GOBrain has been validated on multiple neurological conditions including stroke, hemorrhage, neoplasm, infection, demyelination and post-operative findings.
- Clinically validated brain exam with multiple orientations and all relevant contrasts – to help improve diagnostic processes for neurological patients
- Reduction of the need for sedation and rescans – with a fast, push-button exam to help streamline operating processes
- Maximized scanner utilization for these core brain examinations – with improved patient throughput and reduced costs per scan
GOBrain is a set of optimized protocols for diagnostic neuroimaging and provides the following contrast and orientations:
- sagittal T1-weighted GRE
- axial T2-weighted TSE
- axial T2 TSE FLAIR
- axial Diffusion-weighted single-shot EPI
- axial T2*-weighted EPI-GRE
- MAGNETOM Aera
- MAGNETOM Skyra
- MAGNETOM Prismafit
- MAGNETOM Skyrafit
- MAGNETOM Avantofit
- MAGNETOM Vida
- MAGNETOM Sola
- MAGNETOM Prisma
- MAGNETOM Lumina
- MAGNETOM Altea
- MAGNETOM Amira
- MAGNETOM Solafit
- MAGNETOM Vidafit
Minimum Software Version
syngo MR E11C
Additional technical prerequisites may apply. Upon receiving your request, your local Siemens representative will clarify whether your system meets the requirements.
1 Boulter DJ, et al. The 5-minute brain MRI: Rapid parallel imaging with 32 channel coil. Paper presented at: ASNR 2014. Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Neuroradiology; 2014 May 17-22; Montreal, Canada.
2 Prakkamakul et al. Qualitative comparison of a 5 minute general optimized brain protocol and a conventional magnetic resonance protocol for brain imaging. Manuscript submitted for publication.