GE Healthcare (GE), has introduced the Optima MR450w MR system with a wider bore to provide the most advanced image quality, and in less scans.

The system serves the needs of the 1 in 5 US patients who are obese or claustrophobic and require a larger imaging system. Additionally, Optima MR450w is clinically optimized for specific anatomies, including breast imaging capabilities, can accommodate more patients with fewer scans and less coaxing for high patient throughput and satisfaction. The wider, 50-cm field of view scans more anatomy and the 70-cm wide bore provides enhanced patient comfort.

“GE has overcome the traditional limitations that sacrificed image quality for size of scan,” says A. Joseph Borelli, Jr., MD, president and medical director at Belfair Medical Clinic in Bluffton, S.C. “As radiologists, administrators and technologists continue to demand productivity without compromise to image quality, GE Healthcare is uniquely positioned to offer applications and capabilities aimed to drive efficiency, improve usability and reinforce growth.”

“Our customers needed a wider system to enable them to meet the needs of obese and claustrophobic patients,” says Jim Davis, general manager of MR, GE Healthcare. “Without sacrifice to image quality, our new MR system provides productivity and will increase patient access to the most advanced diagnostic tools.”

Built on a fully redesigned MR platform, the Optima MR450w offers applications and capabilities that improve usability as well as providing the features such as, advanced anatomy-optimized capabilities for imaging breast, spine and cardiovascular regions, an exclusive optical RF system and a new 145-cm long magnet offer uniform tissue contrast and optimized MR signal for clean, crisp images and exclusive removable table minimizes time between scans while productivity enhancements dramatically reduce time of MR studies.

Optima MR450w is backed by GE Healthcare’s Continuum promise to provide customers peace of mind in avoiding obsolescence.