GE Healthcare brings digital broadband MRI to India
08th January 2013
BANGALORE – January 8, 2013— Imaging Technologies leader, GE Healthcare has announced the introduction of India’s first Digital Broadband 1.5T ( for Tesla), 16 Channel MRI System: the Optima MR360 Advance.
MRI uses radio frequency (RF), audio frequency and static magnetic fields to visualize detailed structures of the human body. Conventional MRI systems use analog components for the signal acquisition and processing needed to produce images of human body. The analog components and processes limits the quality and clarity of clinical images required for accurate diagnosis of a disease or condition. The Optima MR360 Advance features GE’s 16 channel Express coil technology that was designed to be intuitive and easy-to-use for technologists while improving image quality.
The GE Optima MR360 Advance is engineered to offer advanced clinical applications leading to excellent diagnostic confidence that is inviting to patients and user friendly for technologists. The system is also eco-friendly as it uses 34% less power as compared to similar premium 1.5T competitive systems thus lowering total cost of ownership for our healthcare providers” says Dr. Karthik Kuppusamy, Director – MR, GE Healthcare India
The Dr. O. P. Gupta Imaging Centre in Meerut is the first institution in India to acquire this MR technology.