Esaote is releasing its new G-Scan Brio MR system for performing weight-bearing examinations and for musculoskeletal applications. The bed rotates along with the magnet to any position between flat and upright. The G-scan can be used for anything from foot/ankle, knee, hip, L&C spine, shoulder, elbow to hand/wrist.
The MRI itself consists of an open permanent magnet with a low magnetic field strength of 0.25 Tesla. As a result, the system is relatively compact; the complete system, magnet, electronics and console can be installed within a single room of 288 square feet. It does not even need to be a preconstructed RF-shielded room, instead a light-weight RF pavilion that is placed within the room around the scanner is provided by Esaote.
The new system features the E-MRI Brio Release 2 platform that promises faster acquisition and reconstruction of images. A complete set of dedicated optimized coils for MSK applications is available and the system comes with a full set of pre-defined sequences and protocols. One interesting feature is a real time imaging tool for patient positioning.
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G-Scan Brio is not only a unique system from a clinical and diagnostic viewpoint but it is also easy to site and very economical to run. The low break even point of G-Scan Brio is fully in line with the economical constraints of today’s healthcare environment making it an optimal investment also for the private clinic. Easy installation, ease of use, low maintenance technology, low energy consumption, no cryogens, and remote service: all equal a smart investment.
Together with the G-Scan Brio, Esaote introduces the new E-MRI Brio Release 2 platform, a combination of acquisition and reconstruction of 2D sequences that substantially speed-up the MRI examination, emphasizing high image quality. The biggest benefit of this particular technology is the reduction of scan time without compromising image quality.
Press release: Esaote introduces the New G-scan Brio
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