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Introducing Ingenia:
the first-ever digital broadband MR system

Clinical News
MRI NetForum Team Philips Healthcare Philips Global

Philips is proud to launch Ingenia 1.5T and 3.0T MRI systems with dStream architecture at this year's meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), knowing that Ingenia changes expectations by delivering image clarity, speed and expandability.

Philips wide-bore MR system with Xtend imaging space and dStream architecture delivers elevated clinical performance, accelerated patient management and improved economic value.

The demand for accessible, affordable healthcare has never been greater, and variation in physical condition, size and age of patients challenges MRI scanners to provide consistently high-quality exams with high levels of patient comfort. MRI use is rising rapidly for routine cases and increasing in emerging areas like oncology and cardiology, while reimbursements are declining. In response to these trends, Philips introduces Ingenia, the first-ever digital broadband MR system.

Designed for higher image clarity and more patient comfort

Based around a wide-bore magnet, Ingenia offers a more comfortable scan for patients, with performance similar to what you expect from a 60 cm system. The Xtend imaging space delivers industry-leading homogeneity for a 70 cm bore system for high quality imaging in very large FOVs of up to 55 cm.

At both 1.5T and 3.0T, Ingenia incorporates dStream architecture. dStream digitizes the signal directly in the coil to capture the purest signal for best image clarity, which results in SNR improvements of up to 40%. In the redesigned coils, use of fiber optic cable maximizes the amount of data that can be rapidly sent across a single connector - no matter the number of channels. The accompanying reduced coil weight and more coil flexibility make an MR exam easier for operators and patients.

Speed gained by focus on convenience in every detail

Simplified patient and coil handling help to speed up exams, increasing productivity by as much as 30%. Ingenia features an integrated FlexCoverage posterior coil underneath the length of the tabletop, so patients can be scanned from neck to toe, with larger coverage across the entire FOV. And all coils are optimized for maximum parallel imaging benefits with new dS-SENSE.

The new dS HeadNeckSpine coil solution offers a more comfortable, open experience, and enables better imaging for patients who are unable to lie flat by its distinctive ability to be tilted from the tabletop. This truly allows imaging of kyphosis patients in a more comfortable way.

The dS Torso coil solution includes the lightweight FlexCoverage anterior coil with 60 cm coverage, which flexes not only left to right, but also foot to head, a unique way to maximize SNR and parallel imaging performance without strapping the patient. All coils use the same single connector - no matter the coil element count - that connects directly with an optical connector to the table.

dStream now combines both image clarity and speed into routine exams. Total scan time can be reduced to less than eight minutes in exams of brain, spine, liver, knee, or ankle.

Full liver exam obrained in 7:30 minutes with Ingenia 1.5T:

Channel independence and MultiTransmit

With dStream introducing digitization within coils, discussions on system channels are history. The number of channels no longer depends on the system; dStream makes Ingenia channel independent. Moving from 8-channel coils to 128-channel coils does not require a major hardware upgrade of the RF platform. This means Ingenia is forward compatible and is ready for future expansion of clinical capabilities, providing a more secure future for your practice.

Ingenia 3.0T also incorporates MultiTransmit patient-adaptive scanning. MultiTransmit uses multiple RF sources to improve image contrast and uniformity, consistency and speed. The next generation of this technology, MultiTransmit 4D that adds the dimension of time, will be available in the course of 2011. This enables real-time adjustments of RF pulses in cardiac imaging and uses a unique algorithm to image the beating heart at 3.0T with consistency and ease.

See more of the Philips Ingenia system at  

For more information on dStream:

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