Air Recon DL’s benefits extend to nearly all magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) clinical procedures. The platform covers all anatomies, enabling better image quality, shorter scan times and improved patient experience.
GE Healthcare said in a news release that the solution’s compatibility expands from 2D to 3D imaging sequences. This allows physicians to diagnose patients with an improved signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and sharpness. Meanwhile, it said the 3D imaging provides for more clinical efficiency by eliminating the need for multiple 2D acquisitions. This potentially leads to faster diagnosis.
The platform is also compatible with Propeller motion-insensitive imaging sequencing. Propeller holds particular importance for anatomies susceptible to motion such as respiration during MRI exams. It also helps with pediatric, neurodegenerative, geriatric, and claustrophobic patients who have difficulty remaining physically still during MRI scans. This allows physicians to pick up sharper images without the need for repeat scans.
Altogether, it translates to faster patient throughput, improved scheduling, shorter exam time and faster diagnosis.
Users say GE Healthcare AIR Recon DL improves MRI experience
GE Healthcare said that 100% of participants in a recent study noted a better signal-to-noise ratio. Additionally, they cited better or improved image sharpness. In that study, 99% also said that AIR Recon DL provides better or equivalent lesion conspicuity. Reports also point to up to 50% reduction in exam times, the company said.
The company now offers AIR Recon DL and recent extensions on its new MRI scanners. GE Healthcare also offers it as an upgrade for the majority of its installed 1.5T and 3.0T MRI systems.
“By expanding AIR Recon DL to 3D and Propeller, GE Healthcare has closed the gaps in our ability to provide improved image quality and patient experience to all our patients across exam types, particularly for brain imaging where we rely heavily on 3D sequences and musculoskeletal imaging where Propeller is important for reducing image quality variability and eliminating repeat sequences due to motion,” said Dr. Tiron Pechet, radiologist and assistant medical director at Shields Health Care Group.