Siemens partners with Case Western on MR ‘fingerprinting’ project

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Siemens healthcare has partnered with Case Western Reserve University to advance the development of magnetic resonance fingerprinting (MRF), an innovative imaging method capable of analyzing tissues to speed diagnosis of certain diseases.

The technique involves collecting tissue information from signal evolutions, which act as unique ‘fingerprints’ of specific tissue properties. These signals are then compared to a database containing identification features of the associated tissues, including T1, T2, relative spin density and diffusion. 

The partnership has already resulted in successful MRF testing on brain and prostate tumor patients, with future studies expected to expand on the technology and cover additional applications. 

Read the full announcement.