Technology | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | October 24, 2017

Esaote Launches Q-Spine Analysis Software

Software for Brio G MRI scanner allows enhanced numerical analysis of weight-bearing versus recumbent spinal MRI exams

Esaote Launches Q-Spine Analysis Software

October 24, 2017 — Esaote will launch Q-Spine, a technology that provides biometrics of the spine, at the North America Spine Society (NASS) annual meeting, Oct. 25–28 in Orlando, Fla. Q-Spine is a software tool to assist spine surgeons, orthopedists and chiropractors in their planning therapy and surgical procedures by means of visualization and quantification of relative biomechanical changes between weight-bearing and recumbent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) lumbar spine examination.

Also at NASS 2017, Richard D. Guyer, M.D., from the Texas Back Institute will present an abstract titled on Q-Spine titled “Q-Spine: New MRI-Based Quantification Method for L-Spine Analysis,” during the Innovative Technology Presentations.

Q-Spine facilitates and simplifies the analysis of weight-bearing versus recumbent MRI through semi-automatic segmentation of the Lumbar-spine. The system provides a numerical quantification of the relative changes, establishing reliable and coherent measures by taking out the “human factor.” It provides the ability to evaluate patient follow-up with numerical evidence, and generates a PDF report to be attached to the medical report

Guyer stated, “We are excited to present the Q-Spine software, which is a semi-automated software analysis used with the Esaote weight-bearing Brio G MRI scanner, which reliably calculates spinal canal area, dural diameter, lumbar lordosis and sacral angles. We believe this will demonstrate nerve compression which may not be diagnosed with supine MRI scanners and help surgeons manage sagittal alignment in their patients.”

Q-Spine is available on Esaote’s G-Scan Brio, a dedicated MRI system featuring a comprehensive set of coils and sequences to provide complete musculoskeletal (MSK) MRI, from spine to extremities — plus the ability to perform unique weight-bearing studies.

For more information: www.esaote.com

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