Cardiovascular MRI scanner
The Magnetom Sola Cardiovascular Edition is a 1.5 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner designed specifically for cardiovascular examinations.
Magnetom Sola Cardiovascular Edition incorporates the latest technologies with the specific aim of providing the maximum diagnostic information in cardiovascular examinations. This leads to faster, more reliable, and definitive diagnoses for a larger number of patients with underlying ischemic, structural, and arrhythmogenic conditions.
The MRI scanner’s innovative applications can cut examination times down to 20 minutes and clarify a broad range of clinical questions in cardiology. Guidelines issued by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) have long described magnetic resonance imaging as the gold standard for assessing the morphology and function of the heart. Over 25 ESC Guidelines now contain specific recommendations describing instances where MRI should be used in cardiac diagnosis. This is primarily due to the accuracy of MRI when quantifying cardiac volume, mass, and wall motion, as well as its ability to diagnose ischemia and myocardial viability. There are also diseases such as myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle), for which cardiovascular MRI is the only non-invasive diagnostic option with the pre-requisite sensitivity. By receiving the right diagnosis at the right time, this group of patients can avoid unnecessary invasive procedures.
The Compressed Sensing Cardiac Cine application accelerates MRI scanning sequences so that cardiac function can be measured while the patient is breathing freely. Previous scanners required patients to hold their breath for up to 20 seconds several times during the process. This means that the benefits of the gold standard are now available to new groups of patients, including individuals with arrhythmia or dyspnea who were previously not eligible for CMR. The MyoMaps application provides quantitative information on the tissue composition of the cardiac muscle. This can be used to diagnose diseases of the heart muscle, scar tissue and edema at a very early stage of the condition, allowing the right treatment option to be chosen for the patient as soon as possible. Clinical conditions such as myocarditis can even be detected without using contrast agents. Cardiac Dot Engine is a unique software package which provides step-by-step guidance for standardized diagnostic cardiac MRI exams. It is based on artificial intelligence algorithms, allows users to navigate confidently through the cardiovascular MRI scanning process. Also, BioMatrix Technology automatically adjusts to the biovariability of different patients to prevent undesirable variations in the scanning process. As a result, BioMatrix Technology reduces examination times, cuts down on the number of repeat scans, and leads to consistent, high quality scanning results.