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High Performance MRI Enhances Patient Experience

By MedImaging International staff writers
Posted on 15 Dec 2021
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Image: The new Velocity 1.5 Tesla open MRI scanner (Photo courtesy of FujiFilm)
Image: The new Velocity 1.5 Tesla open MRI scanner (Photo courtesy of FujiFilm)
A brand new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system couples the advantages of a high-field scanner and the comfort of open MRI.

The Fujifilm Medical Systems (Tokyo, Japan) Velocity MRI is a 1.5 Tesla scanner that offers an open gantry design to create a feeling of spaciousness for bariatric, claustrophobic, geriatric, and pediatric patients; the open gantry also provides easy access for real-time interventional procedures. The extra-wide patient table can accommodate patients up to 300 kg, with in-gantry left and right movement and multiple coil connectors for easy positioning. The coils do not need to be swapped out, and can be left on the table between patients.

The symmetrical design of the system also enables it to be easily rotated with respect to the patient table. This creates an open lateral setting, which is ideal for both general and orthopedic imaging, as can be used to position patients comfortably, with their anatomy at the center of the magnet. Doing so helps to improve overall image quality, as the patient is able to lie comfortably and does not have to readjust their positon to get a good scan, as they might have to in a conventional bore system.

The Velocity MRI System also comes with integrated radiofrequency (RF) coils in order to streamline workflow and improve the patient experience, including the anatomy-conformable Synergy Flex coil for abdominal and orthopedic imaging in an open, vertical-field MRI scanner; it also has blanket-type RF coils for abdominal imaging and scanning of the knees and hips. Included is proprietary IP-RAPID iterative reconstruction technology, which accelerates 2D scans substantially and enables exams to be completed in 25%, 35%, or 40% of the current length of time.

“Velocity defines what today’s true Open MRI is about - unique patient comfort and accommodation benefits of open-sided MRI, now joined by the workflow and image quality benefits of integrated RF coils and enhanced reconstruction technologies,” said Shawn Etheridge, director of CT and MRI marketing for Fujifilm Healthcare Americas. “We now offer a scanner that can differentiate a hospital or outpatient imaging service, while delivering outstanding image quality, short exam times and operator ease-of-use benefits.”

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