Siemens introduces cardiology software for MRT scans
25 April 2006
Medical Solutions presented a new cardiology software tool, syngo BEAT, for
magnetic resonance tomography (MRT), at the spring meeting of the German
Association for Cardiology (DGK). In the clinical routine, syngo BEAT
reduces MR examinations of the heart to a few mouse clicks — even for
patients suffering from arrhythmia. As a result it enables faster and more
accurate diagnostics and increases efficiency in cardiology.
Although known for its excellent diagnostic abilities, the use of Cardio
MR or CMR is frequently dismissed as too complicated and time-consuming. But
with the arrival of syngo BEAT, a few mouse clicks provide simple and quick
examinations for diagnosing cardiac function, myocardiac morphology, extent
of infarct and 3D coronary anatomy.
In close to 80% of all cases, examinations are completed in less than 30
minutes. The prerequisites for these advances are intelligent algorithms
that e.g. automatically adjust the acquisition parameters to the heart rate
or automatically suppress data acquisition in arrhythmia. This means that
CMR can be developed further into considerably simpler examinations for a
broad patient cohort.
Syngo BEAT is suitable for the following: proof of mycardiac scars
(vitality diagnostics) clarification of thoractic pain (stress MRT),
differential diagnostics of cardiomyopathies, congenital heart disease as
well as for planning ablations in electrophysiology. Syngo BEAT also
supports 3D displays of, for example, cardiac function, coronary vessels or
complex congenital cardiac defects.
Tim (Total imaging matrix) technology makes the new syngo MR applications
possible. This is a software-based solution that supports faster acquisition
of more detailed images. With iPAT (integrated Parallel Acquisition
Technique) in all directions, Tim can provide the shortest measurement times
without compromising spatial resolution.
In addition to Magnetom Avanto, both the Tim technology and syngo MR
applications are now available for 3 Tesla Magnetom Trio systems.