News | November 14, 2012

GE Healthcare Announces 500th Global Shipment of Optima MR360, Brivo MR355 Systems

November 14, 2012 — Two years after the joint launch of Optima MR360 and Brivo MR355, GE Healthcare announced a major milestone with the 500th shipment of these products combined, making the duo one of the fastest in GE MR (magnetic resonance) history to reach this milestone. This GE exclusive combines the speed and high resolution of an ultra-high field system with the breadth of imaging capabilities that increase the versatility of the system.

The Optima MR360 is designed to enable improvements in scan speed and image quality all with a lower power consumption. This innovative technology offers a large patient volume with a 48-cm field-of-view imaging capability. This system enables optimized neurovascular, MSK, body and cardiovascular applications.

The Brivo MR355 system is part of the GE healthymagination initiative to make advanced diagnostic technology more accessible and cost-effective. The design of the Brivo MR355 1.5T contributes to providing high-quality imaging with an easy-to-use user interface that will help customers make definitive diagnoses for patients. This system features a 48-cm field-of-view, OpTix technology and the embedded Express coil. The Brivo MR355 is also upgradable.

"The Optima MR360 and Brivo MR355 are engineered to be remarkably flexible and efficient to deliver benefits to the customers. Both systems are easy-to-use and help increase the confidence of clinicians’ diagnoses,” said Steve Tan, general manager of GE Healthcare’s Value MR business. “Additionally, the Optima MR360 and Brivo MR355 can potentially reduce annual energy costs by up to 34 percent per year compared to previous generation systems. Both systems can be sited in 20 percent smaller space compared to other full-body 1.5T scanners.”

"The Optima MR360 has proven to be invaluable in our radiology department, delivering quality, consistency and stability across a broad range of clinical applications compared to previous systems," said Dr. Sedat Alibek of Röntgeninstitute und Brustdiagnostik-Zentrum, Nuremburg, Germany. "Its optical radio frequency technology, energy conservation features and software innovations such as IDEAL, all contribute to it being a high-performing, versatile system."

For more information: www.gehealthcare.com

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