Combining Image Quality, Fast Scans, & Patient Comfort in a Single MRI Solution

Combining Image Quality, Fast Scans, & Patient Comfort in a Single MRI Solution

March 10, 2020 at 02:03pm

MRIs provide incredible images to enhance patient diagnosis, but the challenge is long scan times and patient comfort. Newly installed technology from GE Healthcare will help Al Qassimi Hospital in Sharjah no longer have to tradeoff fast scans, incredible image quality, and patient comfort.

The facility, a UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention hospital, recently upgraded its Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) capabilities with GE Healthcare’s AIR™ technology and SIGNATM WORKS AIRTM Edition. This software platform packs Artificial Intelligence based algorithms for better patient comfort, versatility, productivity, and industry leading image quality.

The solution deployed at the site includes three main components: AIR™ Coils, awarded Best New Radiology Device of 2019. These coils are the industry’s first truly lightweight and flexible design, making them comfortable for patients to wear and easy for technologists to handle.

AIR Touch™ is part of the predictive and proactive patient recognition solutions. It automatically selects and optimizes element combinations for each patient over the precise area-of-interest. With the anatomical-based protocol optimization per patient, AIR Touch optimizes for anatomy, patient, and scan parameters with a single touch, delivering 59% productivity gain.

AIR™ Recon is GE’s new reconstruction algorithms that can reduce background noise and out-of-FOV artifacts with improving Signal-to-Noise ratio (SNR). The result is crisper images and faster scan times.

Read more stories about GE Healthcare’s work to enhance healthcare in the UAE and across the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey.

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