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Expanding use of whole body MRI in oncology patients

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Nobusawa, Hiroshi, M.D., Ph.D. Kawasaki Sawai Hospital • Japan
Naka, Takanori Kawasaki Sawai Hospital • Japan

Improved coronal DWIBS whole body protocol shortens exam time and increases referrals

at Kawasaki Saiwai Hospital


A redesigned whole body MRI protocol using coronal DWIBS, rather than axial DWIBS, has shown to be a game changer at Kawasaki Saiwai Hospital, particularly for oncology patients. Radiologists are confident and referrals increased.


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More information in less time

The Ingenia 1.5T scanner with the dStream architecture allowed to speed up the whole body DWI sequence. A dS SENSE acceleration factor of 5 helped to obtain more clinical information while decreasing exam time by 15 minutes.

Increased referrals

Dr. Nobusawa and Mr. Naka describe how their radiologists confidently use the whole body protocol, and how referrals have increased, and replaced some nuclear medicine exams, particularly for follow-up in oncology patients.




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Ingenia 1.5T
Body, dStream, DWI, DWIBS, Oncology, Spine, Total spine, Whole body, Whole body MRI

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