BLADE Diffusion is TGSE based diffusion technique. By performing diffusion imaging with a non-EPI sequence, geometric distortions are eliminated in areas with large susceptibility changes such as the sinuses and the inner auditory canal. BLADE diffusion is recommended in situations where RESOLVE does not minimize geometric distortions sufficiently.
With the additional purchase of the Simultaneous Multi-Slice license (either individually or by selecting Turbo Suite Excelerate) you can use SMS to reduce the total scan time of the BLADE diffusion. Siemens Healthineers exclusive feature.
- Robust and reliable diffusion imaging for challenging areas with large susceptibility changes, e.g. sinuses and the inner auditory canal
- Reduced scan time in combination with Simultaneous Multi-Slice (SMS)
- MAGNETOM Lumina1
- MAGNETOM Vida2
- MAGNETOM Vida Fit1
Minimum Software Version
syngo MR XA50A
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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BLADE Diffusion for MAGNETOM Lumina and Vida Fit is still under development and not commercially available yet. Its future availability cannot be ensured.
BLADE Diffusion for MAGNETOM Vida is pending 510(k) clearance, and is not yet commercially available in the United States. Its future availability cannot be guaranteed.