December 6, 2018 — During the 104th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Nov. 25-30 in Chicago, Siemens Healthineers introduced the Magnetom Altea 1.5 Tesla (1.5T) magnetic resonance (MR) scanner, equipped with BioMatrix patient personalization technology.
The Magnetom Altea has a wide, 70-cm bore and BioMatrix technology that includes the Select&Go Interface, powered by artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance workflow productivity. Select&Go removes the need for anatomical landmarking, enabling faster patient positioning. Additionally, the Magnetom Altea is equipped with Tim 4G and Dot (Day Optimizing Throughput) automation that supports standardized, highly reproducible scan procedures. To further facilitate workflow and help ensure patient safety, the system features an optional dockable table.
The Magnetom Altea showcases the new Turbo Suite acceleration packages, a series of customized speed applications for routine examinations of various areas of the body. Turbo Suite can reduce scan time by up to 50 percent without compromising image quality.
To substantially improve patient satisfaction in MR exams, the new MRI scanner also offers as an option the Innovision in-bore infotainment system, designed to travel with the scanner table while immersing the patient in a unique exam experience. In addition to creating the illusion of an enlarged bore, Innovision is designed to provide a video experience with excellent sound quality and display the remaining scan time.
The Magnetom Altea 1.5T MR scanner is available for sale in the U.S.
For more information: www.usa.healthcare.siemens.com