Covering cardiac anatomy, function, and myocardial tissue characterization, cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) is a powerful tool which offers both diagnostic and prognostic insight into many complex cardiac conditions. With innovative applications supporting highly accelerated, free-breathing exams, patients prone to susceptibility artifacts, and ECG “lead-free” scans, Siemens Healthineers is working to bring the benefits of CMR to a broad range of patients.
Beat Sensor – a BioMatrix Technology
Complete cardiac MRI exams without ECG leads. Improving your workflow and patient experience.
- Speed up cardiac MRI workflow
- Increase patient comfort
- Reduce cost and waste
Beat Sensor vs. conventional ECG setup
Beat Sensor Cardiac Triggering
"With Beat Sensor we perform cardiac exams without having to place ECG electrodes on their chests. And we are observing a substantial improvement in patient experience. Especially for female patients who can feel uncomfortable when placing the electrodes on their chests.
So, let's beat it!"1
Jan Yperman Ziekenhuis, Ypres, Belgium
Jan Yperman Ziekenhuis, Ypres, Belgium
MAGNETOM Sola Cardiovascular Edition
Dedicated CMR Scanner
MAGNETOM Sola Cardiovascular Edition automatically adjusts to patient biovariability to overcome variations in cardiac MRI examinations.
- Free breathing exams with Compressed Sensing Cardiac Cine
- Tissue characterization with MyoMaps and HeartFreeze
- High Bandwidth Inversion Recovery for challenging patients
- Consistent results, fast with BioMatrix Beat Sensor and myExam Cardiac Assist
Free breathing exams with Compressed Sensing Cardiac Cine
Enables high-quality diagnostic imaging, even in patients with arrhythmias and those who cannot hold their breath.
The Compressed Sensing segmented technique supports high spatial and temporal resolution with very short breath-holds. The Compressed Sensing real-time technique enables high-quality diagnostic imaging in free-breathing. These techniques can dramatically speed up cardiac scans, increase efficiency and expand the patient population eligible for Cardiac MRI.
Enables pixel-based quantitation of myocardial tissue for the differential diagnosis of myocardial disease.
Used together with HeartFreeze, our motion correction algorithm, MyoMaps supports the inline generation of T1, T2 and T2* colored parametric maps. MyoMaps helps distinguish between various myocardial pathologies, e.g. detecting myocardial inflammation (T1 Map); depicting cardiac edema (T2 Map); and improving early detection of iron overload (T2* Map)
Available on BioMatrix systems, PSIR HeartFreeze2 with motion compensation algorithms enables high-resolution imaging in free-breathing for viability assessment, even in patients with arrhythmias and those who cannot hold their breat
CMR for challenging patients
High Bandwidth Inversion Recovery
Our new high bandwidth sequence extends the benefits of CMR exams to patients prone to susceptibility artefacts.
Consistent results, fast
myExam Cardiac Assist
Enables a comprehensive Cardiac MR examination in less than 30 minutes.
This Siemens-unique myExam Cardiac Assist is a highly automated tool to help plan and execute CMR examinations. Using AI-powered algorithms such as AutoAlign, myExam Cardiac Assist enables automatic planning of all cardiac views for standardized, reproducible cardiac scans. Step-by-step guidance takes the complexity out of cardiac exams and contributes to speed and efficiency.
myExam Angio Assist
Enables acquiring optimally timed contrast images with interactive bolus timing.
Achieve consistent contrast agent timing with every Angio examination. Deliver clear answers to your referring physicians, read and report MR Angio cases performed consistently with optimized kinetic timing.
Enables a completely new, non-contrast MR Angiography technique.
QISS aids in improving patient safety and compliance for higher accuracy3 and better disease management, while maintaining the diagnostic certainty you need in peripheral MRA exams.
Cardiac MRI provides diagnosis of microvascular disease
Getting a Cardiac MRI Scan – What a patient can expect
Cardiac MRI to diagnose unspecific chest pain in a young patient
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The statements by Siemens’ customers described herein are based on results that were achieved in the customer's unique setting. Since there is no "typical" hospital and many variables exist (e.g., hospital size, case mix, level of IT adoption) there can be no guarantee that other customers will achieve the same results.
Standard on MAGNETOM Sola, MAGNETOM Vida, MAGNETOM Sola Fit and MAGNETOM Vida Fit
Second sentence: European Heart Journal, Volume 39, Issue 4, 21 January 2018, Pages 266–270, https://doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehx778
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