Experience a higher level of diagnostic confidence with sharp, high-resolution diffusion-weighted images largely free of geometric distortions.


Left: Hippocampal lesion (Image: Ebara Hospital, Tokyo, Japan - MAGNETOM Trio, A Tim System)

Right: Spine Post accident, TH6 and TH12 fracture (Image: Singapore General Hospital, Singapore - MAGNETOM Avanto)

Body imaging

Left: Breast Carcinoma (Image: AKH, Vienna, Austria - MAGNETOM Trio, A Tim System)

Right: Prostate Carcinoma (Image: National University Hospital, Singapore - MAGNETOM Skyra)

Pediatric imaging1

Left: Medulloblastoma 12 year old male (Image: Children's MRI Centre, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia - MAGNETOM Verio)

Right: Drop metastases to the spine 2 year old female (Image: Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite, Atlanta, USA - MAGNETOM Avanto)


MAGNETOM Flash 2/2012

High-Resolution DWI in Brain and Spinal Cord with RESOLVE (Cohen-Adad)
“At all field strengths, the sequence promises to be useful in a number of clinical applications to characterize the diffusion properties of pathology with high resolution and a low level of image artifact."2

Early clinical evidence

Echo Planar Diffusion-Weighted Imaging: Possibilities and Considerations with 12- and 32-Channel Head Coils. (Morelli, et al)

“The utility of single-shot (ss) and an approach to readout-segmented (rs) echo planar imaging (EPI) are examined. Substantial image quality improvements are found with rs-EPI.”

J Clin Imaging Sci, 2(1), 1-6, 2012

Benign versus metastatic vertebral compression fractures: combined diffusion-weighted MRI and MR spectroscopy aids differentiation. (Rumpel, et al)

“Diffusion-weighted read-out-segmented echoplanar imaging improves spinal image quality.”

Magn Reson Med Sci, 10(4), 269-275, 2011

Anatomical details of the brainstem and cranial nerves visualized by high resolution readout-segmented multi-shot echo-planar diffusion-weighted images using unidirectional MPG at 3T. (Nagawa, et al)

“DWI by rs-EPI was significantly better than DWI by single-shot EPI for visualizing the medial longitudinal fasciculus, lateral lemniscus, corticospinal tract, and seventh/eighth cranial nerves and offered significantly less distortion of the brainstem.”

Drop metastases

Drop metastases to the pediatric spine revealed with diffusion-weighted MR imaging. (Hayes, et al)

“DWI of the spine has not been clinically useful in children because of susceptibility artifacts and lack of spatial resolution. A new technique, readout-segmented echo planar imaging (EPI), has improved these images, allowing for identification of hypercellular drop metastases.”

readout-segmented echo-planar

Readout-segmented echo-planar imaging improves the diagnostic performance of diffusion-weighted MR breast examinations at 3.0 T (Bogner, et al)

“Readout-segmented echo-planar imaging reached a higher diagnostic accuracy for the differentiation of benign and malignant breast lesions.”

1 MR scanning has not been established as safe for imaging fetuses and infants under two years of age. The responsible physician has to decide about the benefit of the MRI examination in comparison to other imaging procedures.

2 The statements by Siemens' customers described herein are based on results that were achieved in the customer's unique setting. Since there is no "typical" hospital and many variables exist (e.g., hospital size, case mix, level of IT adoption) there can be no guarantee that other customers will achieve the same results.

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