On Wednesday this week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Siemens Healthineers’ Magnetom Lumina 3 Tesla Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). The device includes a 70-cm open bore and features BioMatrix patient personalization technology that significantly boosts productivity while assuring reliable quality. The system has also GO technologies powered by Artificial Intelligence that stimulate the whole MRI workflow.
The medical company claimed that its GO technologies that rely on AI can accelerate spine exams by up to 20 percent faster compared to a conventional system. An optional audio/video system offers entertainment for patients that is particularly advantageous when working with children and impatient adults. Tim 4G and Dot (Day Optimizing Throughput) engines support standardized, highly reproducible scan procedures. To further facilitate workflow efficiency, the system features an optional dockable table. Furthermore, new Turbo Suite acceleration packages can further lessen scan time by up to 50 percent on routine musculoskeletal (MSK) examinations of various parts of the body. Siemens Healthineers’s Magnetom Lumina will also provide the optional Innovision in-bore infotainment system, which is aimed to move with the scanner table to not only form the illusion of an enlarged bore but also to offer a unique video experience with excellent sound quality. However, the infotainment system is still under development and not yet commercially available. A variety of coils are available with the scanner comprising the BioMatrix/Neck 20 which can be tilted to a variety of angles, depending on each case.
In the statement, Vice President of Magnetic Resonance at Siemens Healthineers North America, Jane Kilkenny stated that with the MAGNETOM Lumina, Siemens Healthineers is transforming care delivery by offering high-level performance with a strong ROI (Return on Investment). He further added that the state-of-the-art infotainment system, lightweight and flexible coils, and new speed applications that allow the provider to get the patient on and off the table faster, enhanced the patient experience.