Philips ships advanced MRI package

September 30, 1998

Philips Medical Systems North America of Shelton, CT, has received Food and Drug Administration clearance for a new MRI upgrade package that includes high-end features such as cardiac scanning protocols and neuro imaging techniques. The package is

Philips Medical Systems North America of Shelton, CT, has received Food and Drug Administration clearance for a new MRI upgrade package that includes high-end features such as cardiac scanning protocols and neuro imaging techniques. The package is available on the company’s Gyroscan NT line of magnets.

In the neuro imaging realm, the new package includes an option supporting diffusion, perfusion, and functional brain imaging, which can help in the early detection of stroke. On the cardiac side, the package enables a Gyroscan NT site to conduct cardiac MRI without purchasing additional hardware. One feature of the package, MotionTrak, enables users to control motion artifacts through gating and slice tracking. Other features of the new package include advancements in MR angiography, MR spectroscopy, and coil technology.