Siemens is introducing an MRI machine, called Magnetom Espree-Pink, specifically designed for breast imaging. The 1.5 Tesla device features an innovative Sentinelle Vanguard Siemens’ coil, and a 70cm bore size for those who are on the front lines of the obesity epidemic.
The flexible “Sentinelle Vanguard for Siemens” coil solution makes both imaging and biopsies possible using only a single coil. Depending on requirements, only the lateral inserts of the coil are replaced. The frame itself remains on the table and does not have to be repositioned. In addition, due to its variable coil geometry (VCG), the coil can be optimally adapted to the different breast sizes of various patients. Excellent image quality is attained through an improved signal-to-noise ratio and with the help of eight RF channels.
The new system additionally offers a comprehensive range of standard and advanced applications for breast imaging. These include, among others, the Breast Suite with Syngo Views for routine examination requirements, which can be used to obtain a three-dimensional representation of the breast with a high spatial and high temporal resolution in the sub-millimeter range, for instance. Syngo Grace is an application package for quantitative MR breast spectroscopy. This software can display the biomarker choline, thus providing valuable information on the biochemical composition of breast lesions. Syngo Blade is an application that ensures motion-free images, even when the patient moves during the examination.
The workstation of the Magnetom Espree-Pink is equipped with the new syngo BreVis and syngo BreVis Biopsy software applications for planning and running the individual work steps during the image acquisition and biopsy processes. For example, syngo BreVis enables clinicians to prepare reports, calculate the size of a lesion, or compare MRI results with ultrasound or X-ray mammography images. The syngo BreVis Biopsy software application supports the physician in performing biopsies accurately and quickly using automatic calculations and pre-settings.
The system is equipped with 18 channels, which ensures its investment security. The breast scanner can be upgraded to a Magnetom Espree with all imaging possibilities for any anatomical region, if required.
Press release: Innovation for Women’s Health – the new MRI breast scanner from Siemens (PDF)