Siemens Healthineers has just unveiled their brand new MAGNETOM RT Pro edition for MAGNETOM Vida, a 3 Tesla MRI scanner specifically designed for planning radiation therapy procedures. It has a new magnet, a pretty large 55x55x50 field of view, and an optional 60/200 XT gradient system that the firm believes may improve geometric distortions.
The new device sports the company’s “BioMatrix Technology,” which generates an improved image by taking into consideration the anatomical and physiological variability from patient to patient. The so-called “RT Dot Engine” offers a bunch of protocols to quickly and consistently produce target locations and accurate slices, while also running image reconstruction and correction protocols.
According to Siemens, its RESOLVE software leads to a major reduction of distortion from MR diffusion, which helps to dial in the radiation dose with better accuracy.