MR Neuro ImagingUnderstanding complexity

MRI is the ultimate tool for diagnostic imaging and neuroscience research. Providing morphological images with the highest spatial resolution and unmatched soft tissue contrast as well as unique functional information of the CNS.
97% of MRI sites perform brain exams and 1 in 4 MRI scans is of the brain,1 making it one of the most commonly performed exams in neurology. But reimbursements have dropped by 45%,2 and improved throughput is crucial.

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Highlights

Maximize MRI productivity in neuro imaging: Siemens MRI offers a comprehensive solution portfolio for diagnostic imaging and neuroscience research. With our latest innovations for brain imaging – GOBrain and Simultaneous Multi-Slice – we not only maximize productivity, but also bring advanced DTI and BOLD techniques into clinical routine and reduce the need for sedation and rescans.


Siemens - MR Neuro Imaging - Simultaneous Multi-Slice

Siemens-Healthineers unique Wave-CAIPI SWI exploits coil sensitivity variations in all three dimensions. Together with the optimal CAIPIRINHA voxel aliasing pattern, Wave-CAIPI SWI results in higher acceleration factors, shorter scan times and improved image quality4.


Siemens - MR Neuro Imaging - Simultaneous Multi-Slice

Simultaneous Multi-Slice is a paradigm shift in MRI acquisition. This revolutionary technology helps cut neuro DWI scan times by as much as 68%,5 and significantly improves temporal resolution for BOLD fMRI, for higher sensitivity and specificity.

Your benefits:

  • Reduce imaging time for diffusion MRI by up to 68%5
  • Bring advanced DTI and BOLD into clinical routine
  • Push the limits in brain imaging research with acceleration factors up to 85

Siemens - MR Neuro Imaging - GoBrain
Massachusetts General Hospital and Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging

GOBrain offers clinically validated push-button brain exams in just 5 minutes. With all relevant orientations and contrasts helping to reduce the need for sedation and rescans.
 

Your benefits:

  • Optimize diagnostic processes for neurological patients
  • Potentially reduce the need for sedation, rescans and call-backs
  • Improve patient throughput and reduce costs per scan

Siemens - MR Neuro Imaging - RESOLVE

RESOLVE is a diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) technique that reduces blurring and susceptibility artifacts. It is largely free of distortions and delivers sharp imaging at higher spatial resolution. RESOLVE is especially attractive for the evaluation of smaller lesions in a wide range of DWI and DTI examinations of the brain and spine.

Your benefits:

  • High resolution DWI with less distortion and less susceptibility
  • Evaluation of smaller lesions and increased diagnostic confidence
  • High resolution DTI of the brain and spine

 


Magnetic Resonance Imaging - Application - ZOOMit

ZOOMit
ZOOMit - the first TimTX TrueShape application for clinical use - uses dynamic excitation pulses to achieve selective field-of-view (zoomed) imaging. Zoom into your image to appreciate the smallest details, improve diagnostics and expand research possibilities with ZOOMit, powered by TimTX TrueShape. The results? Faster imaging, less susceptibility artifacts and geometric distortions.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging - Neurology - Quiet Suite

Quiet Suite
Advanced noise reduction technologies are present on all MAGNETOM® scanners. Nevertheless, we have continuously strived to develop technologies that will further lower noise without compromising imaging efficiency and quality. With Quiet Suite, we have addressed the root source - sharp gradient switches - to take noise reduction to a new level.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging - Application - ASL (Arterial Spin Labeling)

ASL (Arterial Spin Labeling)
ASL is an MR technique using the water in arterial blood as an endogenous contrast agent to evaluate perfusion non-invasively. ASL provides a robust Pulsed Arterial Spin Labeling sequence which provides in-line calculation of CBF maps from the acquired data.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging - Application - SWI (Susceptibility-Weighted Imaging)

SWI (Susceptibility-Weighted Imaging)
SWI is a type of contrast in MRI which exploits the susceptibility differences between tissues. As a result SWI detects substances with different susceptibilities than their neighboring tissues such as deoxygenated blood, products of blood decomposition and microscopic iron deposits much better than conventional MR techniques.


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Siemens - MRI - Neurology - Coil Head/Neck 64

Specially designed to enable highest SNR, large FoV head/neck imaging together with maximal user flexibility and patient comfort.


Your benefits:

  • The industry's highest density Head/Neck coil
  • Designed for ease of use and high patient comfort
  • Open up new fields for exploration    

Siemens - MRI - Neurology - Screenshot Brain Dot Engine

The Brain Dot Engine, with guided and automated workflows customized to your standard of care, makes general brain exams easier, more reproducible, and more efficient.

 

Your benefits:

  • Motion insensitive scanning - Consistent results for follow-up examinations
  • Faster and more efficient patient scheduling 
Siemens - MRI - Neurology - Screenshot Spine Dot Engine

The Spine Dot Engine optimizes cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine imaging for a wide range of patients and conditions.

 

Your benefits:

  • Reduce wasteful workflow steps
  • Focus on the diagnosis
  • Be a leader in the growing trend toward 3D imaging

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