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Siemens Offers New MR Breath-holding Software

Press Release | May 03, 2013


Siemens Offers New MR Breath-holding Software

CAIPIRINHA reduces patient MR breath-hold up to 50 percent without sacrificing image resolution, enabling ultra-fast, high-quality 3D T1 imaging

Siemens Healthcare has announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently cleared the company’s CAIPIRINHA (Controlled Aliasing in Volumetric Parallel Imaging Results IN Higher Acceleration) software as part of Siemens’ syngo MR D13A software package for parallel magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. The software helps enable patients with breath-holding difficulties to reduce the amount of time they hold their breath by up to 50 percent without sacrificing imaging resolution or contrast.

Siemens’ CAIPIRINHA software enables acquisition of higher-quality 3-D volumetric interpolated breath-hold sequence (VIBE) T1 images through higher acceleration factors. CAIPIRINHA software will be included as standard with Siemens’ D13A software for MAGNETOM Aera 1.5 Tesla and MAGNETOM Skyra 3T MRI systems; it will be available with Siemens’ B19 software as an upgrade for Siemens’ MAGNETOM Avanto 1.5T and MAGNETOM Verio 3T systems.

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Launched in November 2011, Agenda 2013 is the initiative of the Siemens Healthcare Sector to further strengthen its innovative power and competitiveness. Specific measures, which will be implemented by the end of 2013, have been defined in four fields of action: innovation, competitiveness, regional footprint, and people development.

The Siemens Healthcare Sector is one of the world’s largest suppliers to the healthcare industry and a trendsetter in medical imaging, laboratory diagnostics, medical information technology and hearing aids. Siemens offers its customers products and solutions for the entire range of patient care from a single source – from prevention and early detection to diagnosis, and on to treatment and aftercare. By optimizing clinical workflows for the most common diseases, Siemens also makes healthcare faster, better and more cost-effective. Siemens Healthcare employs some 48,000 employees worldwide and operates around the world. In fiscal year 2010 (to September 30), the Sector posted revenue of 12.4 billion euros and profit of around 750 million euros. For further information please visit: www.siemens.com/healthcare.

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