Siemens MRI Pulling More Patients Toward Benefits Of MR Imaging

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Siemens Medical Solutions is paving the way to increased access to essential imaging services with the introduction of two new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems.

At a 1.5 Tesla magnetic field strength, the MAGNETOM Essenza is the most affordable*, all-new MRI system on the market today. It was designed from the ground up to deliver high-field imaging at a low purchase price with similarly low installation and operational costs, compared with traditional MRI systems.

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The Essenza helps smaller healthcare facilities offer a new range of imaging services that were previously unavailable. Siemens new MAGNETOM Verio combines excellent image quality at 3T field strength and a 70-cm open bore that offers exceptional patient comfort in one solution. Additionally, the Verio increases access to high-field imaging services for patients who previously could not be imaged, like patients who are obese (up to 550 lbs.) or claustrophobic.

Both of these systems offer Siemens unique Tim (Total imaging matrix) technology, which eliminates the need for patient repositioning and manual coil changes during scans, while significantly enhancing image quality. Tim technology can help MRI departments achieve advanced clinical and workflow capabilities.

Siemens will showcase these new systems along with a host of other MRI innovations at the 93rd Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) from November 25 to 30 in Chicago (Booth #7713, Hall B).

"Siemens is helping to break down barriers and opening up access to MR imaging," said Walter Marzendorfer, president, Siemens Medical Solutions, MR Division. "Our technologies provide solutions for providers and patients that address everything from workflow improvement to the cost of technology to medical conditions that previously hindered MR imaging for those who needed it most."

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