The FDA has cleared the MAGNETOM Sola 1.5 Tesla MRI machine from Siemens Healthineers, a device that features the company’s BioMatrix patient-centric technology, previously only available on 3 Tesla scanners.
BioMatrix accounts for different patients sizes and body types, helping clinicians to prepare and perform scans so that rescans don’t have to be performed as frequently. This, in turn, allows for a greater utilization of the scanner, reduces overall costs, and provides a better experience for patients and technicians.
The BioMatrix technology relies on sensors to estimate the type of patient that lays down on the table, helping technicians to select the correct scanning sequences to run, and built-in breathing sensors eliminate the need to setup navigators with breath-triggered sequences.
A camera inside the bore lets technicians monitor patients during scans and so-called “BioMatrix Tuners” combine hardware and software components to reduce distortion when imaging the head, neck, and spine.
Here’s a Siemens Healthineers promo video for the MAGNETOM Sola:
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