Bay Ridge Medical Imaging (BRMI) has installed the first GE Healthcare Discovery MR750w 3.0T in the US. This new GE Healthcare w-series system offers a wide-range of advanced clinical functionality and uncompromised image quality. GE designed the system to be patient friendly, with the goal of transforming the experience for patients who find having a traditional MRI scan uncomfortable or intimidating.
The Discovery MR750w 3.0T system allows greater use of feet-first scanning but head-first scanning remains a viable choice. The system offers a 70cm patient bore and a patient-friendly design to help alleviate patient anxiety and stress during the scan. In particular, it accommodates patients who are usually difficult to scan, such as those who are elderly or very young, or those who are in pain and require a larger imaging system. A detachable table, equipped with comfort tilt to help better position the head and neck during brain and spinal exams, is intended to help improve comfort, which in turn may help reduce patient movement and therefore enhance image quality. In addition, it means that the patient can be positioned for their scan in another room if necessary.
The system’s advanced RF signal reception system includes an integrated, lighter weight, and higher performance RF coil architecture (in comparison to previous generation GE Healthcare systems) designed to facilitate image quality and examination speed. Using thinner flexible materials designed to accommodate a variety of body types, this helps facilitate easier patient positioning. The ergonomic lightweight GEM coil system is also designed to impact the experience for technologists as they don’t have to manipulate bulky and heavy coils.