GE Healthcare has received FDA clearance for two 1.5 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging systems, the Optima MR360 (top) and Brivo MR355 (bottom). GE is touting the smaller size of the machines, fitting in a space 20% smaller than other full body 1.5T scanners, and up to 1/3 lower energy expenditure than similar systems.
The Optima MR360 features an “Express Exam” concept to simplify operation, and help increase productivity and diagnostic confidence. The Express Exam combines user interface simplification features, embedded Express Coil technology, and a wide range of advanced clinical applications. The Express Coil provides the benefits of a single coil built into a fixed table to help reduce handling and provide consistent image quality by ensuring coil elements are as close to patient anatomy as possible.
The Optima MR360 is also a high performance system. It uses an uncompromised magnet with a 48-cm field of view. It also features the OpTix optical RF system, which increases signal clarity and signal intensity to produce clean, crisp images.
The Brivo MR355, also recently cleared by the FDA, makes the diagnostic benefits of high-performance MR technology easy and accessible. It combines simplification technology with low total cost of ownership
Using an uncompromised magnet, the Brivo MR355 features a 48 cm field-of-view. It also features the OpTix technology, and the embedded Express coil.
To make scan prescription simpler, faster, and more consistent than previous generations, Brivo MR355 also features the Ready Interface, a control center that requires fewer steps to optimize scan parameters, delivering greater consistency from technologist to technologist – and patient to patient. It incorporates the Ready Bar, which reduces 30 inputs to a single control, and Ready Brain, an acquisition technique that automatically determines slice alignment for brain scans.