The 3.0T Vida MRI scanner is equipped with BioMatrix sensors, which capture head and respiratory motion. Breathing patterns are automatically detected by respiratory sensors that allow the automatic triggering of scans without further interaction. The new technology simplifies image acquisition and shortens patient preparation. As a result, overall scan time is reduced. This benefits patients who are claustrophobic or have difficulty holding their breath.
In addition to the BioMatrix technology, the Vida MRI scanner has various revolutionary features, including liver lab for fat and iron quantification and free-breathing high-resolution cardiac MRI with compressed sensing. That functionality will support the department’s cardiac and liver imaging research. Similarly, with Definition Flash, cardiac/coronary imaging is taken to new heights with the ability to cover the entire chest in less than a second, at all heart rates and, if necessary, without a breath hold.