Archive for month: June, 2011

The Basics of Digital Radiology (DR)


27 June, 2011 | Digital Radiology

What is Digital Radiology (DR)? Digital radiology (DR) is a form of x-ray imaging, where digital x-ray sensors are used instead of traditional photographic film. Advantages of digital radiology (DR) include time efficiency, as a result of being able to do without the standard chemical processing, as well as the ability to digitally transfer and [...]

Introducing MRI Parallel Imaging


23 June, 2011 | MRI

How is MRI Parallel Imaging Used? MRI parallel imaging utilizes the multiple elements of phased array coil system. Each element of the coil system is associated with a dedicated radio frequency channel (a special single-channel radio receiver) whose output is processed and combined with the outputs of the other channels (signals acquired by the other [...]

Understanding MRI Scanner Receivers


19 June, 2011 | MRI

How Advanced Technologies Improve MRI Imaging Multichannel radiofrequency and parallel imaging technologies are hardware and software implementations, respectively, aimed at improving the coverage, signal resolution and speed of MRI examinations. With multichannel RF technology, the MRI signal used to form an image is collected by an array of separate detectors, or coil elements. Each element [...]

Important Considerations to Review Before Purchasing an MRI System


10 June, 2011 | MRI

Before purchasing an MRI system, it is important to take into consideration the following main technical points, in order to make the best decisions possible for your medical facility: The MRI system should be FDA-approved The MRI system should comply with the IEC 60601-2-23 standard The MRI system should comply with all Dicom 3.0 mri [...]