Ingenia helps improve efficiency and image quality for liver scans
The Department of Radiology at University of Bonn (Bonn, Germany) has two 3.0T and two 1.5T Philips MRI systems. The department performs about 60 liver MRI exams per month, including exams in oncology patients to inform intervention planning and follow-up, scanning of transplant and surgery patients, and outpatient imaging for the department of hepatology. Radiologist Guido M. Kukuk, MD, says the team prefers to use the Ingenia 3.0T and 1.5T systems because of the excellent image quality they provide.
“The Ingenia system helped us to improve the efficiency and image quality of liver exams. Ingenia’s dStream digital coil technology provides increased signal compared to analog Achieva systems, which we see translate to better image quality,” says Dr. Kukuk. “The MultiTransmit technology of Ingenia 3.0T adds the advantage of reducing dielectric shading, which is especially valuable in abdominal imaging.”
“The Posterior coil integrated in the Ingenia patient table is a time-saver,” says Dr. Kukuk. “It allows easy patient positioning and planning and provides high quality imaging. We can obtain a large field of view with both 1.5T and 3.0T systems, which allows us to extend the anatomic coverage when we notice pathology on the first images.”