Siemens Healthineers won clearance from the FDA to introduce its MAGNETOM Lumina 3 Tesla MRI scanner in the United States. The device features a large 70 cm bore, which can fit some of the wider patients that today’s clinicians have to work with, and artificial intelligence technologies to speed up exams. An optional audio/video system provides entertainment for patients, which is particularly beneficial when working with children and impatient adults. Thanks to the 3D Petra with Quet Suite technology, the device is considerably quieter than conventional scanners without the latest sound suppression techniques.
Siemens Healthineers claims that its GO technologies, which rely on artificial intelligence, can speed up exams, such as whole spine scans, by up to 20 percent. A brain exam, for example, can be performed in five minutes and with very little preparation. Other technologies help to make scans easy to reproduce, allowing for faster throughput from patient to patient.
A variety of coils are available with the scanner, including the BioMatrix/Neck 20 that can be tilted to various angles, depending on each case.
“With the MAGNETOM Lumina, Siemens Healthineers is transforming care delivery by providing high performance with a strong return on investment,” in a statement said Jane Kilkenny, Vice President of Magnetic Resonance at Siemens Healthineers North America. “The patient experience is enhanced with a state-of-the-art infotainment system, lightweight and flexible coils, and new speed applications that enable the provider to get the patient on and off the table faster.”
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