Royal Philips introduced ScanWise Implant, reportedly the industry’s first MRI guided user interface and automatic scan parameter selection to help simplify the scanning of patients with MR Conditional implants, such as knee and hip replacements, spine implants and pacemakers. The solution, currently 510(k) pending in the US, will be available on all Philips’ 1.5T MR systems. According to Robert Cascella, Executive Vice President and CEO, Philips Imaging, “We saw an opportunity to use our advanced digital health technology to help make MRIs more accessible to a patient population routinely denied access to this modality.” It can be difficult for clinicians to understand and scan within the safety limits of each device, as defined by the manufacturer. Therefore, patients may be denied access to an MRI—something that happens to 300,000 patients each year in the US according to the company press release.Back To Top
RSNA 2015: User interface simplifies scanning of MR Conditional implants. Appl Radiol.