Body imaging is one of the fastest growing applications of MRI and, for example, recommended by guidelines as the imaging test of choice for abdominal exams.1 Challenges such as patients with limited breath-hold capability, general exam complexity, or usability of advanced applications like whole-body imaging have not been able to provide reproducibility or to accommodate all patients in the past. Find out how innovative technologies help overcome these challenges in clinical routine imaging – with Compressed Sensing GRASP-VIBE2, the Whole-Body Dot Engine2, LiverLab and further applications.
Growth with Body MRI – enabled by Compressed Sensing GRASP-VIBE
Many children3, the elderly, or very sick patients may not be able to hold their breath long enough for an abdominal scan with dynamic contrast enhancement. This can either lead to compromised image quality or exclusion of a large part of the population from MRI exams – even though it is the gold standard in liver imaging. This challenge will be overcome with the introduction of Compressed Sensing GRASP-VIBE.
Compressed Sensing GRASP-VIBE: Free-breathing liver dynamics
With our disruptive technology, Compressed Sensing GRASP-VIBE you can expand the patient population eligible for abdominal MRI. Patients with limited breath-hold capability or who are unable to follow breathing commands, e.g., patients with dementia, hearing impairment, children3 or multi morbid patients, can now undergo high-resolution dynamic abdominal imaging under free-breathing with one continuous, push-button exam.
- Perform push-button, free-breathing liver dynamics
- Overcome timing challenges in dynamic imaging and respiratory artifacts
- Expand the patient population eligible for abdominal MRI
TWIST-VIBE: Always the right contrast in dynamic liver imaging
One of the main challenges when using contrast agent is catching the right point of the arterial phase, which differs from patient to patient. If this point in time is missed, crucial information may go undetected. Our solution is TWIST-VIBE: it offers high temporal and spatial resolution for multi-arterial imaging.
- Robust and fast imaging with full 4D coverage
- Excellent images to plan surgical interventions
- Reliable images and greater detail for every exam
- Time and cost savings
- No need for rescans
StarVIBE: Free-breathing, contrast-enhanced body imaging
Involuntary motion – be that breathing, swallowing or bowel peristalsis – can lead to severe artifacts, compromising diagnosis. StarVIBE is a 3D T1-weighted gradient-echo sequence that efficiently encounters involuntary motion in the body and is the method of choice in every region where involuntary motion (lung, pelvis, orbits, head & neck, bowel) might compromise image quality.
- Patients can breathe freely throughout the scan
- Reliable imaging of patients otherwise excluded from MRI
- Free-breathing T1-weighted 3D measurements with very high spatial Resolution
- StarVIBE effectively compensates breathing, swallowing, bowel motion and other sources of motion artifacts
- Reduced need for rescans due to substantially reduced motion artifact
Changing the scope of Body MRI
With demographic changes and the continued increase in demand for abdominal MRI comes the need to expand your services. We offer you the tools to do it. A wide range of revolutionary features and applications gives you high-quality, high-resolution images, even in body regions susceptible to artifacts. From reduced breath-hold times to invasive quantification of liver fat – we revolutionize what’s possible. Swipe right to learn more.
Whole-Body Dot Engine: Reliably perform whole-body MRI in 25 min
The Whole-Body Dot Engine allows easy, seamless planning of multiparametric multistation exams. Automatic recognition of individual anatomy and consistent settings for spatial resolution, image contrast, and breath-hold capacity according to the METRADS-P recommendations are directly integrated into the Whole-Body Dot Engine. Landmark-based automatic segmentation of the anatomical regions based on FastView scan AutoCoverage: scan range across the chest, abdomen and pelvis can be easily defined with a coverage slider.
- Easy to perform and consistent whole-body exams with Dot guidance
- Distortion-free whole-body DWI with BioMatrix Tuners
- Core whole-body exam in 25 minutes
- Reliable information for physicians to use for early assessment and follow up of patients, e.g. with multiple myeloma
See what our Body MRI users have to say.4
"TWIST-VIBE revolutionizes the diagnostic possibilities for oncologic imaging. It allows for robust, high temporal and spatial resolution scans, improving lesion detection and characterization. Thus, the detection of otherwise almost invisible liver metastases as well as small HCC foci becomes feasible. This immediately impacts further treatment decisions for our patients."