One scan instead of many
SyMRI IMAGE generates multiple contrast images from a single 5-6 minute scan, thus allowing a significant reduction of scan time compared to serial acquisition of each contrast image separately.
Default settings are available for the standard conventional sequences, e.g. T1W, T2W, FLAIR, DIR and PSIR.
Fine-tune and recreate contrast after the patient has left
Contrast settings are adjustable post-scan, enabling both fine tuning of images, as well as recreation of additional contrasts after the patient has left.
A free choice of any combination of echo time (TE), repetition time (TR) and inversion delay (TI) after the scan enables recreation of any T1-weighted, T2-weighted or inversion recovery image.
Integrated into your clinical workflow
The software can be integrated in several ways to provide you with a practical workflow.
Results and findings can quickly be stored to and retrieved from PACS.
Detecting brain metastases, Juntendo University Hospital, Japan
“…contrast-enhanced synthetic T1IR produced the best quality contrast for detecting brain metastases.”
“…contrast-enhanced synthetic T1IR images enabled detection of more metastases than contrast-enhanced conventional T1IR … images.”
Pediatric imaging, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, USA
“The true strength of synthetic imaging is the possibility of tuning image contrast afterwards and generating contrasts that usually are not acquired.”
“We anticipate that synthetic imaging is going to help us discern subtle differences at grey matter to white matter interfaces, for example in epilepsy cases.”
Source: Dr. Blaise Jones, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Pediatric imaging, Juntendo University Hospital, Japan
“Synthetic T2WI with longer TR and TE and DIR images is useful to visualize early white matter change in an infant with SWS*.”
“This white matter change … is one of the early signs of SWS and detection of this finding may improve the prognosis by preventive anti-epileptic treatment.”
*Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS) is a developmental disorder with leptomeningeal angiomatosis as a major pathological abnormality.
Detection of MS plaques, Juntendo University Hospital, Japan
“Synthetic MR imaging enabled detection of more MS plaques than conventional MR imaging in a comparable acquisition time.”
“The contrast for MS plaques on synthetic double inversion recovery images was better than on conventional double inversion recovery images.”
Source: Hagiwara, et al. AJNR (2017)
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* MAGiC is a customized version of SyMRI IMAGE marketed by SyntheticMR's partner GE Healthcare under a license agreement.