The MR customer magazine presents clinical case studies, application tips, technical and product information.
MAGNETOM Vida and BioMatrix Special Issue
MAGNETOM Vida, the latest 3T open bore scanner from Siemens Healthineers, offers greater precision and personalization in MRI. It is the first scanner with BioMatrix, which is designed specifically to adapt to the anatomical and physiological differences—or biovariability—of patients. This special edition of MAGNETOM Flash highlights key technologies, like Compressed Sensing and the Whole-Body Dot workflow engine, that support faster, more consistent, cost-effective MRI exams with less rescan potential.
Special Cardiology Edition
This special edition of the MAGNETOM Flash magazine showcase several game-changing tools that are making cardiac MRI and MR Angiography accessible to more patients, especially those suffering from cardiac and peripheral artery disease.
Special Neurology Edition
This special Neurology edition of the MAGNETOM Flash magazine comprises some of the most relevant articles for neuroradiology practices in the United States, covering topics from greater efficiency in everyday clinical practice to entirely new approaches to MRI.
MR Options and Upgrades Edition
This special edition of the MAGNETOM Flash magazine highlights how some of these cost effective upgrades can help providers optimize scanner performance and utilization, as well as expand their clinical capabilities to help attract more referrals and increase competitiveness.
New Strategies for Protocol Optimization for Clinical MRI: Rapid Examinations and Improved Patient Care
Issue 65, 2/2016
Heightened attention to healthcare costs and value based outcomes in medicine are driving revolutionary changes in the MR industry. The MR community of academics, clinicians, and industry experts need to build cooperative programs to dispel the old perceptions of MR as a slow and overly expensive imagining modality. Cooperative changes can be implemented on two fronts through utilization of advanced technology, revised reading procedures, and a culture change around the standard operations of MR.
High Potential Impact of Simultaneous Multi-Slice Diffusion Acquisition Strategies on Future Clinical Neuroradiology Practice
Issue 63, 3/2015
Diffusion has become a critical component of almost all neuroradiology protocols for the head with potential important roles in spine and neck now being better defined. The most impactful application over the past 25 years has been that diffusion is essential for the diagnosis of acute stroke, a frequent indication for MRI in hospitals throughout the world.
Simultaneous Multi-Slice (SMS) Imaging for Pre-Surgical BOLD fMRI and Diffusion Tractography: Case Illustrations
Issue 63, 3/2015
Simultaneous multi-slice (SMS) imagining accelerates the temporal sampling of MRI and enables unprecedented increases in temporal resolution. This is of interest not just for research, but for various clinical applications that are currently emerging.
Advancing Diffusion MRI Using Simultaneous Multi-Slice Echo Planar Imaging
Issue 63, 3/2015
There has been a recent significant interest in the use of parallel imaging based on Simultaneous Multi-Slice (SMS) acquisition to increase the temporal efficiency of many imaging sequences in MRI. In particular, the use of SMS for diffusion MRI (dMRI) and functional MRI (fMRI) has fundamentally changed the scope of studies that clinicians and researchers are able to perform with these imaging sequences. For dMRI, SMS has opened up the possibility of obtaining information from many more diffusion encoding directions in a limited timeframe, to enable more complex/advances diffusion acquisitions to be performed in clinical and neuroscientific settings.
Case Study LiverLab
Measurement data of a 22-year-old male volunteer with elevated liver fat signal, acquired on a 3T MAGNETOM Skyra system, were processed with the syngo MR E11A implementation of LiverLab. The measurement program includes a regular opposed-phase / in-phase two-point Dixon protocol with water/fat separation. The First look Dixon processing first performs a liver segmentation on the water series, and then a voxel classification according to the dual-ratio Dixon signal discrimination. This leads to the conclusion of fat deposition and the recommendation to run additional quantification.
syngo WARP – Artifact Reduction Techniques Associated with MR Conditional Implants
Implants have highly different susceptibility constants compared to tissue. When metallic implants are present in the MRI examination, the static magnetic field in their vicinity is manipulated by strong local off-resonances induced by the implants. The degree of field distortions depends on the shape, the location and the material properties of the implant.
Controlled Aliasing in Parallel Imaging Results in Higher Acceleration (CAIPIRINHA)
Image acquisition time is one of the most important considerations for clinical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The development of multi-coil receiver hardware as well as dedicated parallel MRI (pMRI) reconstruction methods such as SENSE and GRAPPA allowed for significant decrease of acquisition times in almost all clinical applications. Thus, today, pMRI plays a substantial role in everyday clinical routine.
MAGNETOM Aera – Spine Imaging in an Optimized Clinical Workflow
Write-up: Fast imaging for patients in pain; Application tips that can change the life of a patient; Highest quality full spine images with good detail of adjacent lymph nodes in mediastinum or retro peritoneum: Dr. Johan Dehem, M.D. (Jan Yperman, Ieper, Belgium) has been using the 1.5T MAGNETOM Aera for 1 year now. In his article he reflects on how the system is performing in a busy clinical environment.
Neurography Supplement to Issue 50
The MR Neurography Supplement to the RSNA issue of MAGNETOM Flash covers different aspects of the peripheral nervous system from spinal cord to peripheral nerves. Latest 2D and 3D techniques in practice and future directions in both anatomic and functional domains of peripheral nerve imaging are addressed in detail.
RSNA Edition - Issue 48
Read how to configure the Knee Dot Engine, find imaging protocols for cartilage MRI with 3D DESS, learn how to do cerebral MRS at 1.5T and 3T, or read about the clinical reality of Biograph mMR at the University Hospital of Tuebingen. This and much more is covered in the RSNA issue of MAGNETOM Flash.
Pediatric Imaging - Issue 47
Profound introductions to pediatric and fetal MRI. 112 pages of highly educational articles and case studies covering all clinical aspects e.g. renal function, neuro-infections, urography, congenital heart MRI to name just a few*.
RSNA Edition - Issue 45
Routine and pediatric case reports show the impact of 3T + open bore in MSK imaging; MAGNETOM Aera in pediatric tumor staging using DWI; how standard routine usage of syngo SWI replaces existing imaging. The issue also includes articles on liver imaging with syngo MR B17 and how to use the Tim Planning Suite for whole spine examinations.
Special Edition for the USA
This special edition for the USA compiles articles from MAGNETOM Flash issues 42 and 43. See why 3D SPACE in the knee is faster and provides more diagnostic information. Check out the how-I-do-it articles on elbow and fat sat imaging. Read how cerebral blood flow imaging with 3D GRASE ASL increases SNA and shortens acquisition time. And much more
Oncology Issue, ASTRO/ESTRO Edition - Issue 41
Focused on oncology, this issue shows the potential of MRI for detection and follow-up of malignancies including comprehensive imaging techniques such as diffusion-weighted MRI and its further developments. This issue includes in-depth descriptions of industry-unique applications that are new with software version syngo MR B17.
3T Special Issue, ISMRM Edition - Issue 40
This 3T special issue presents case reports from most areas of radiology, articles e.g. on 3T in pediatrics, and a comprehensive technology section.
RSNA Edition - Issue 39 (November 2008)
Routine and pediatric case reports showing the benefits of the new 32-channel head coil. DWI and DTI for the evaluation of brain tumors. Workflow improvement and application tips. And much more.
Neurology - Issue 38 (April 2008)
This issue is dedicated to Arterial Spin Labeling (ASL), the only noninvasive MR imaging technique which allows the study of the relative cerebral blood flow (rCBF). Besides Highly Parallel Detection for MRI, an interventional article on Radiofrequency Ablation, and Dynamic Time Resolved large FoV 3D MRA is part of this issue.
Women's Health - Issue 37 (April 2008)
This issue contains state-of-the-art breast imaging techniques, including spectroscopy and diffusion. Furthermore, case studies from different body regions such as abdomen and pelvis, neurology, cardiovascular, and orthopedics have been chosen to complement this issue.