Deep learning image reconstruction technology is available for new and legacy equipment

At the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 2022 Annual Meeting in May, GE Healthcare highlighted the continued expansion of its deep learning image reconstruction solution AIR Recon DL. It is available to customers as an upgrade as well as with new purchases in the MR product portfolio.

“Since we first saw the power of AIR Recon DL, we knew it could have a massive clinical impact, so we went all in,” said president and ceo, magnetic resonance, Jie Xue. “We developed it for all anatomies; we made it work on all field strengths – 1.5T, 3.0T and 7.0T – and most importantly we made it available not only on our latest scanner models, but also on all our installed GE MR scanners dating back 20 plus years. From first-time users to experienced researchers, we want every GE MR customer, regardless of their scanner’s age, to benefit from today’s groundbreaking AI-based technology.”

AIR Recon DL was developed on GE Healthcare’s Edison intelligence platform. The expansion includes the motion-insensitive sequence PROPELLER and 3D applications. With this, the technology covers nearly 90 per cent of clinical MR sequences, regardless of the anatomy being scanned.

Chief of paediatric radiology and director of MRI at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford, California, Dr Shreyas Vasanawala said: “Patients don’t necessarily know this feature is being turned on or off. But they see that their appointment has gone quicker, and for a lot of children we’re just able to get the scan done before they have reached their limit of cooperation.”

GE Healthcare also showcased oZTEo, an MR bone imaging solution that provides CT-like image contrast for soft tissue assessment and bone imaging within the same examination. For individuals with neurodegenerative disorders who struggle to remain still during longer examinations GE Healthcare designed MotionFree Brain on its Signa PETMR to improve quantitative accuracy, especially for small brain lesions, and a more comfortable scanning experience for patients.

Picture: Standard (left) versus AIR Recon DL images.

Published on page 25 of the June 2022 issue of RAD Magazine.

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