Jan8GEOptima-MR360-AdvanceGE Healthcare has introduced two new 1.5T MR systems, the Optima MR360 Advance (pictured) and Brivo MR355 Inspire. Both address the demand for increased patient comfort, increased productivity, and reduced total cost of ownership.

Pending FDA 510(k) approval in the US, the Optima MR360 Advance features engineering that balances refined workflow capabilities and a broad array of clinical applications, while improving the patient’s MR experience. Its needle free suite of clinical applications can help reduce the need for biopsy, contrast, and sedation for patients. The system is intended to offer 16 channels and newly designed RF coils that further improve image quality and productivity.

Also pending FDA approval in the US, the Brivo MR355 Inspire is designed to be a practical and easy-to-use 1.5T MR system with a wide array of clinical applications with intuitive workflow and a user interface that enhances productivity. According to GE, this system is engineered to marry the diagnostic benefits of high-performance MR technology with a low total cost of ownership. The Brivo MR355 Inspire also features the new caring design to improve patient comfort.

“With GE’s 30 years of experience in MR innovation and refinement, the Optima MR360 Advance and Brivo MR355 Inspire are built on the high-definition MR platform our customers know and trust,” said Richard Hausmann, president and CEO of GE Healthcare’s magnetic resonance business. “These systems are designed to enhance productivity and patient experience with our award-winning caring design and deliver the excellent performance clinicians need. The Optima MR360 Advance and Brivo MR355 Inspire are engineered to offer advanced clinical applications on eco-friendly systems while lowering the total cost of ownership for our customers.”

GE intends to offer both the Optima MR360 Advance and Brivo MR355 Inspire with its Express coil technology that was designed to be intuitive and easy for technologists to use without sacrificing image quality. It will also feature a new low-height table for easy patient access, even for larger patients.