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High quality and fast scanning with Compressed SENSE at KCH

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Koyama, Takashi, M.D., Ph.D. Kurashiki Central Hospital • Japan
Kumashiro, Masayuki, Ph.D. Kurashiki Central Hospital • Japan
Fukushima, Sachi, R.T. Kurashiki Central Hospital • Japan

The MRI staff at Kurashiki Central Hospital incorporated Compressed SENSE into most of the brain, spine, abdominal, and cardiac examination protocols on their Ingenia 1.5T. Compressed SENSE accelerates sequences* without sacrificing image quality.

The team realized significant decreases in scanning times, as well as shortened breath hold times that are easier for patients to achieve. In other cases, the acceleration is used for higher spatial resolution or adding an extra sequence.


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 Comparison of hip imaging without (top row) and with Compresed SENSE (bottom row)<br><br>
Comparison of hip imaging without (top row) and with Compresed SENSE (bottom row)

Improvements in scanning without sacrificing image quality

The KCH MRI staff is always looking for ways to improve image quality and to scan faster.
As one of the goals of faster scanning, they mention improving the MRI examination for patients, for instance by reducing breath hold duration and overall scanning time. This can make it easier for patients to comply, which in turn benefits the imaging results.

An additional aim is to gain time for the MRI technologists, to relieve the pressure of their high workload and to give them more time to attend to their patients.

Compressed SENSE was first installed on their Ingenia 1.5T scanner. The staff quickly appreciated substantial decreases in scan times and decreases in breath hold requirements, without having to compromise on image quality.

Convincing results driving quick adoption

The Compressed SENSE technology allows users to accelerate their 2D and 3D sequences by up to 50%.* The KCH staff has noticed reduced noise in many Compressed SENSE images in different anatomies, allowing them to increase the spatial resolution. 

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Results from case studies are not predictive of results in other cases. Results in other cases may vary.

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Ingenia 1.5T
Release 5
Body, Cardiac, Compressed SENSE, dStream, fast MRI, Heart, Hip, Musculoskeletal, Neuro, Oncology, Pediatric, Pelvis, Spine

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