Many liver MRI examinations are hardly clinical due to motion artifacts

MRI imaging grows in importance for abdominal examinations

Body imaging is one of the fastest growing applications of MRI and is recommended by the guidelines of the American College of Radiology as the imaging modality of choice for contract-enhanced liver examinations1.

While the superior soft tissue contrast of MR imaging allows for better delineation of lesions in the liver, it usually requires patients to hold their breath to reduce motion artifacts. This poses a major challenge for patients, especially for children, elderly or severely sick patients. When using StarVIBE, diagnostic images can be acquired without patients needing to hold their breath.

StarVIBE: Embrace robust and motion-insensitive imaging in abdominal examinations

Free-breathing StarVIBE compared to conventional MR imaging
Free-breathing StarVIBE compared to conventional MR imaging

Involuntary motion – be it breathing, swallowing or bowel peristalsis – can lead to severe artifacts, compromising diagnosis. StarVIBE is a 3D T1-weighted gradient-echo sequence that efficiently compensates 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.

Your benefits:

  • 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

​With our award-winning FREEZEit package – featuring TWIST-VIBE and StarVIBE – you will be able to take body imaging to the next level by overcoming contrast-agent timing issues and problems with motion. This will enable you to expand your MRI services in the field of body imaging​.

Frost & Sullivan recognizes FREEZEit with the Product Leadership Award for Innovative Techniques in Abdominal Imaging.


Prof. Dr. Günther Schneider
Prof. Dr. Günther Schneider
Vice Chair Dept. of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Head of MRI
Saarland University Medical Center, Homburg, Germany

Webinar: Liver MRI with FREEZEit
Date: January 28, 2021
Time: 4.00 pm - 5.00 pm Malaysia time

Prof. Dr. Schneider and his team at Saarland University Medical Center are one of the first to use FREEZEit. Listen to their experiences and gain insights in how and when they use the new technology, as well as what kind of advantages it brings.



Improving the Robustness of Clinical T1-Weighted MRI Using Radial VIBE
Kai Tobias Block; Hersh Chandarana; Girish Fatterpekar; Mari Hagiwara; Sarah Milla; Thomas Mulholland; Mary Bruno; Christian Geppert; Daniel K. Sodickson

Approximately 20% of all MRI scans are degraded in quality or even non-diagnostic due to motion artifacts. Read this publication to find out how radial acquisition like StarVIBE can help.