QISSA disruptive leap in non-contrast MR Angiography

More than 200 million people worldwide suffer from peripheral arterial disease (PAD).1,2

Contraindication of contrast media makes it challenging to diagnose a large number of these patients.

Overcome these current limitations and enhance your clinical capabilities with QISS, a completely new non-contrast MR Angiography technique.

Features & Benefits

Planning and execution of CE-MRA requires a high degree of expertise to prevent venous inflow and other artifacts, caused by suboptimal timing of contrast media injection, for example.

With Set-n-go implementation, "QISS provides an easy-to-handle approach for imaging peripheral arteries with little requirements for further adjustments".3 Additionally, QISS offers the potential to save operational costs of up to $180 / patient by omitting disposables, contrast agent and lab tests (GFR).4

Set'n'Go workflow

The software package for non-contrast enhanced peripheral MR Angiography is based on quiescent interval single-shot imaging.

  • ECG triggered
  • Robust, 2D non-subtractive technology
  • Set-n-go implementation (Dot software add-in) for easy application
  • Export all images in one series (Combined View, CT-like)
Siemens - MRI - Coil - Peripheral Angio 36 - Image
Peripheral Angio 36
  • Peripheral Angio 36 coil
  • Whole Body Option
  • Up to two Body 18 coils for extended coverage

Clinical Use

About 347 million people worldwide have diabetes.5 In many cases this leads to perihperal artery disease.

"The high prevalance of chronic renal impairment in diabetic patients with PAD and the need for high doses of gadolinium based contrast agents place them at risk for nephrogenic system fibrosis."6

QISS provides an accurate non-contrast alternative to CE-MRA for demonstrating clinically significant arterial disease in patients where contrast agents are contraindicated.6,7 Enhance clinical capabilities with access to latest clinical standards of care with the reduced need for CE-MRA.

Siemens - MRI - QISS - Image - Customer Carr

"QISS MRA should become the non-contrast MRA technique of choice in patients with renal dysfunction."8

Maria Carr, Research Technologist
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, US

Siemens - MRI - QISS - Image - Patient Case 1
Image: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, US

General Requirements

  • Biograph mMR
  • MAGNETOM Amira
  • MAGNETOM Prisma
  • MAGNETOM Skyra

syngo MR E11

Additional technical prerequisites may apply. Upon receiving your request, your local Siemens representative will clarify whether your system meets the requirements.

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