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 quality1.
- Bringing high-resolution 3D SWI scans from 3-5 minutes to under 2 minutes.2
- Helpful for cerebral hemorrhage detection.
- Superior visualization of pathology and overall diagnostic quality compared with T2*w GRE as well as noninferior to standard SWI with reduced scan time and reduced motion artifacts.3
- Reliable method for the detection and counting of cerebral microbleeds within approximately half of the scan time of conventional SWI.4
- MAGNETOM Altea
- MAGNETOM Lumina
- MAGNETOM Sola
- MAGNETOM Vida
- MAGNETOM Vida Fit5
Minimum Software Version
syngo MR XA31A
Prerequisite: SWI license
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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Improved image quality can be expected when comparing equivalent acceleration factors for Wave-CAIPI SWI and standard SWI.
Data on file.
J. Conklin et al.: Validation of Highly Accelerated Wave–CAIPI SWI Compared with Conventional SWI and T2*-Weighted Gradient Recalled-Echo for Routine Clinical Brain MRI at 3T; Am J Neuroradiology https://dx.doi.org/10.3174/ajnr.A6295 (2019)
M.S. Chun et al.: Wave-CAIPI susceptibility-weighted imaging achieves diagnostic performance comparable to conventional susceptibility-weighted imaging in half the scan time; Eur Radiol 30:2182-2190 (2020)
For MAGNETOM Vida Fit this feature is still under development and not commercially available yet. Its future availability cannot be ensured.