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MRI scanner at Manipal Hospital gets a new lease on life
Manipal Hospital installed a Philips Intera 1.5T MRI scanner in India nearly 10 years ago. After upgrade to release 12 the new system is enabling the department to expand its range of applications and referrals, according to Chief of Radiology, Nageswara Rao Tummala, MD.
3.0T Plaque imaging, compatible with MRI-Plaqueview
The Release 3.2 ExamCard describes 4 sequences to collect the MRI images for carotid plaque analysis using the software tool MRI-Plaqueview provided by VP Diagnostics.
The ExamCard consists of a series of T1W, T2W, PDW and TOF images and requires a SENSE-Flex-S coil.
1.5T Non-CE Subtraction MRA - Hyogo Brain and Heart Center
Non-contrast enhanced MRA technique for depiction of the arteries. The technique uses the signal difference in the arteries between systole and diastole for acquisition of the arteries only. ECG triggering is used to time the sequence.
Tips for Quantitative Flow measurements
Quantitative flow measurements make use of the Phase Contrast Angiography (PCA) technique with data acquisition synchronized to the heart cycle. Quantitative results such as velocity (cm/s) and flow rate (ml/s) are provided.