GE Healthcare has received FDA clearance for its GEM Suite (Geometry Embracing Method) of surface coils. The new design allows for a larger imaging coverage area and in turn requires fewer repositions of patients while giving clinicians more options and a faster scanning process. GEM Suite was designed for and will be available on GE’s Optima MR450w 1.5Tesla MRI.
GE Healthcare’s advances in coil design are made possible through the use of thinner, lightweight, flexible material that can be used with a variety of body types, allowing easier patient positioning for more patients with less pressure.
The GE Healthcare GEM Suite comprises a set of receive-only radio frequency surface coils including the Express Table and GEM Posterior Array, the GEM Head & Neck Unit, the GEM Anterior Array, the GEM Peripheral Vascular/Lower Extremity Array and GEM Flex Coils. Covering 98 percent of all exam types, the GEM coils can be used individually or combined to provide head to toe patient coverage. The GEM suite enables automatic selection of the configuration that best fits the selected region of interest. It includes a total 205cm scanning range, feet first scanning in all supported exams, and design features to embrace patients of a wide variety of shapes and sizes.
Press release: GE Healthcare Receives FDA Clearance of GEM Suite for MRI
Product page: Optima MR450w