Siemens Medical Solutions is showcasing its syngo BLADE, the newest in its Tim (Total imaging matrix) technology-powered magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) software, at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) 14th Scientific Meeting & Exhibition this week in Seattle. BLADE is designed for imaging in neurological and orthopedic procedures even in cases of severe movement through its motion correction application.
syngo BLADE was designed for pediatric use — although it has not yet been tested for infant or fetus safety — as well as difficult-to-manage patients in neurological and orthopedic imaging. By continuously acquiring low resolution images, this application measures and corrects any motion, providing clear images. Because of this, medical professionals can focus on reducing sedation rates in pediatric and anxious patients. This application is available on all Tim systems, including the MAGNETOM Avanto, MAGNETOM Symphony, MAGNETOM Espree and MAGNETOM Trio, the company said.
The Tim-powered suite of syngo applications also includes:
- syngo BEAT — offers tools to diagnose cardiac disease, allowing professionals to easily change parameters with a click of the mouse — from 2D to 3D, breath-hold to free-breathing, and morphology to functional or tissue characterization;
- syngo Expert-i — giving physicians and experts the ability to interact remotely during the MRI examination from virtually anywhere in their network, making it possible to address difficult clinical questions via a networked personal computer while a patient is being scanned;
- syngo GRAPPA — a Parallel Imaging Technique that delivers high image quality and speeds up most exams, including spine imaging for small children or patients with severe back pain as well as high temporal resolution in cardiac imaging even in double oblique orientations;
- syngo REVEAL — a body diffusion technique that provides additional information for differentiation of lesions throughout the entire body, offering high sensitivity to potential malignant lesions;
- syngo SPACE — for 3D imaging with contrasts, SPACE can be used for complex spine, head, inner ear, abdomen and pelvis cases, and can replace multiple 2D acquisitions; and
- syngo SWI (Susceptibility Weighted Imaging) — a technique that reveals blood products and venous structures.