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Biograph mMR

From simultaneous to synergistic PET-MR

In the highly competitive healthcare environment, differentiation is key to maintaining competitiveness. With the Biograph mMR PET-MR system you can set the pace in diagnostic imaging, by combining state-of-the-art 3T MRI with proven molecular imaging, fully integrated in one system. With syngo MR E11, we take hybrid imaging to the new level of Synergistic PET-MR to significantly improve diagnostic accuracy, capabilities as well as the standardization of quality of care – for both research and clinical use.

From simultaneous to synergistic PET-MR
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Features & Benefits

Biograph mMR has revealed additional findings and led to a change in therapy in 18%1 of oncologic staging and follow-up patients. With syngo MR E11, we enhance an already leading Synergistic PET-MR. Now, you can improve diagnostic accuracy and standardize quality.


Benefit from motion-free PET images with MR-based motion compensation beyond gating

Cancer rates are increasing globally. Over 14 million adults were diagnosed with cancer in 2012.2 At the same time treatment cost can become excessive.3 Biograph mMR is the key to more accurate diagnostic accuracy - for example with the Siemens' unique BodyCOMPASS. This technology enables motion-free PET images with MR-based motion compensation beyond gating, also in challenging body regions like the abdomen.

BodyCOMPASS

MR-based motion compensation with BodyCOMPASS

MR-based motion compensation delivers sharp delineation of lung lesion, with accurate SUV uptake.
NYU, Langone Medical Center, New York, USA

Further solution to increase diagnostic capabilities:


Advance PET attenuation correction with whole-body 5-compartment model including bones and HUGE

Metabolic information from PET adds important data to the morphological and anatomical information from the MR. So far only air, fat, water, and tissue were included. Now, by including all major bones into the patient attenuation map, the evaluation of lesions in and close to bones is improved. Improve diagnostic capabilities with the unique whole-body 5-compartment model to reach the new level of Synergistic PET-MR.

Discover the unique whole-body 5-compartment attenuation correction model including bones

Now, with unique 5-compartment attenuation correction model including all major bones you are able to better delineate lesions and improve diagnostics capabilities.

Improve diagnostic capabilities with these solutions:

  • Overcome truncations in the arms by extending the FoV of MR to the edges of the bore with HUGE
  • Achieve independence from tracer by utilizing fully MR-based attenuation correction

Deliver exceptional quality and speed in MR-PET with the latest MR innovations

Diverse requests from referrers and varying compliance of patients such as children4 or very ill patients places further challenges on an already competitive healthcare environment. With the latest software platform syngo MR E11, Biograph mMR helps answer these demands and provides a consistent and standardized quality of care.

Clinical Use

Technical Details

We've designed the first PET detectors that allow the integration of whole-body MR and PET - without compromising the performance of either modality.

Magnet System

 

Field strength

3 Tesla

Bore size

60 cm / 1.97 ft

Magnet length (cover to cover)

199 cm / 6.53 ft

Helium consumption

Zero Helium boil-off technology

Shimming

Passive and active; Automatic, patient specific shim; 3 linear and 5 non-linear (2nd order)

 

 

Gradient strength

MQ Gradients (45 mT/m @200 T/m/s)

 

 

RF technology

 

Maximum number of channels5

102

Number of independent receiver channels that can be used simultaneously in one single scan and in one single FoV, each generating an independent partial image

18, 32

 

 

Siting and Installation

 

System length incl. patient table

335 cm / 10.99 ft

System weight (in operation)

9 tons / 19,842.60 lb

Power requirement

110 kVA connection

Minimum room size6

33 m2 / 355 sq ft

 

 

PET Detectors

 

Crystal material

LSO

Crystal element dimension

4 mm x 4 mm x 20 mm    

 

 

Transverse spatial resolution (NEMA 2012)

 

FWHM @ 1 cm

4.6 mm

Sensitivity

14.1 cps/kBq

Peak NEC rate (at ≤26 kBq/cc)

180 kcps

Axial FoV for PET

258 mm

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