GEs MR coils bag FDA green light

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The FDA has cleared GE Healthcare’s GEM suite of surface coils designed for the company’s Optima MR450w 1.5T MRI.

The Geometry Embracing Method (GEM) MR coils are receive-only radiofrequency surface coils fit for 98 percent of exam types, Waukesha, Wis.-based GE Healthcare said. The suite includes automatic best-fit configuration selection and covers a 205-cm scanning range, supporting feet-first scans for all exams, GE stated.