GE goes to market with new MRI co-designed with the NFL

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GE Healthcare has won FDA 510(k) clearance to sell a 3-T MRI system developed with input from several neuroimaging research institutions as well as the National Football League.

The wide- yet short-bore system, called Signa Premier, has been in the works for four years and incorporates technology designed to detect biomarkers of concussion and other forms of mild traumatic brain injury, according to a press release.

GE says the system includes digital radiofrequency transmit-and-receive architecture, enabling imagers to acquire patient data from multiple high channel-density surface coils all at once.

Eric Stahre, PhD, president and CEO of the company’s global MRI operation, says the new system “will help clinicians push the boundaries of what’s possible with MR.”