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Optima™ MR450w GEM - 70cm

Caring design. Insightful technology.

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Optima™ MR450w GEM - 70cm

Caring design. Insightful technology.


Optima™ MR450w 1.5T with GEM Suite 

The Optima™ MR450w with GEM Suite continues our emphasis on patient comfort without compromising quality or capabilities. It combines the benefits of wide-bore imaging with GEM, or Geometry Embracing Method, incorporating an approach to MR imaging that reflects the importance of conforming the geometry of the equipment and technology to that of the patients.  

Optima MR450w 1.5T with GEM SuiteBuilt on a fully redesigned MR platform, the Optima™ MR450w offers:

  • OpTix digital RF system - signal digitization in the magnet room to help improve SNR.
  • 50 cm usable FOV - accommodate larger patients.
  • High-fidelity gradients - optimized control of gradient performance to generate outstanding performance in demanding applications such as fMRI, cardiac, diffusion, and FIESTA.
  • Acoustic Reduction Technology (ART) - reduce acoustic noise for brain, spine, and MSK exams without compromising image quality.

Benefits

The Optima MR450w with GEM Suite enables you to achieve uncompromised, high quality MR imaging across a wide range of exams. Additional benefits include:

  • Patient compliance features – the wide bore diameter, feet-first imaging, Acoustic Reduction Technology, and the aesthetic and comfort-enhancing features of the GEM Suite help address common causes of patient anxiety and non-compliance during the exam.
  • Fewer stations, fewer fatsat failures, faster exams –  accomplish more exams in less time with the homogeneous Optima MR450w magnet.
  • High degree of signal clarity with OpTix digital RF.
  • Efficient workflow – High Resolution In-Room Operator Control (IROC), the GEM Express patient table with Intellitouch landmarking, the GEM Suite,  and new user interface features help save time on patient setup and exam prescription.

Features

Caring Design

Optima MR450w with GEM Suite features an innovative new design inspired by the metaphor of protection. With technologist workflow and patient experience in mind, key features include:

  • 70cm Patient Bore – Bright inner bore lighting and a flared gantry lead to a comfortable, open experience.
  • High Resolution In-Room Operator Control (IROC) – Fast exam set-up with high-resolution color console mounted on the front of the magnet. Easy to see patient, system and scan information, and control and select parameters in real time right in the room.
  • Sleek dual-sided controls – Control the scanner from either side of the table. Simplify patient set-up with easy access to cardiac or peripheral gating leads and IV lines.
  • IntelliTouch Patient Positioning – Boost exam productivity with IntelliTouch patient positioning, by eliminating the need for laser alignment and reducing the steps to  position patients in as little as 30 seconds.
  • LED accent lights – The parenthesis accent lights on the sides of the Optima MR450w enhance the overall aesthetic appeal of the system.  

Insightful Technology

  • Magnet – Highly homogeneous magnet with a 50 x 50 x 50 cm field of view to cover more anatomy in fewer scans.
  • Digital RF (OpTix) – High channel count, analog to digital-optical signal conversion where it matters… inside the scan room to minimize noise and signal degradation.
  • Acoustic Reduction Technology (ART) – By employing both passive and active noise reduction technologies, Art reduces acoustic noise to improve the patient environment.
  • Non-contrast imaging – Perform high-resolution non-contrast lower extremity imaging with Inhance DeltaFlow, arterial and venous neuro imaging with 3D PC Inhance, quantitative perfusion imaging with 3D ASL, and consistent and reliable free-breathing imaging of the arterial and venous vasculature with Inhance Inflow IR. All without contrast agent.
  • Exceptional breast imaging – Thanks to applications like IDEAL and VIBRANT Flex, never before could MR capture so much so well.
  • Two-station whole-spine imaging – Acquire an entire spine in a fraction of the time – and with multiple contrasts.
  • 3D Arterial Spin Labeling (3D ASL) – Generate full-coverage and high-SNR 3D image of the brain, an excellent choice for aiding with the diagnosis of cerebrovascular conditions.

A Sound Investment

  • GE ContinuumTM – A proven, 25-year track record of delivering additional capabilities to our customers as technologies evolve, without needing to replace the magnet.
  • Maximize Uptime – Maximize uptime with one of the world’s largest and most experienced service forces, as well as InSiteTM OnWatch technology, which helps anticipate and resolve service needs without unscheduled down time.
  • Beyond radiology – Expand beyond radiology with the Optima MR450w which supports radiation therapy planning functionality.

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