Hitachi Medical Systems America has provided its Radar feature along with a software update to all of its Echelon 1.5T MR imaging system users. Radar is Hitachi's new motion compensating image collection technique.
RADAR is based on a radial k-space data collection approach to provide decreased vulnerability to both bulk and physiological motion. Images collected with Radar are typically free from artifacts caused by breathing, gross motion and flow.
"RADAR delivers unique image quality benefits and potential reduction in patient study times," according to Shawn Etheridge, director of MR marketing, Hitachi. "We see Radar as another way to conform the MR image collection process to the patient, and not the other way around."