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FDA clears new MR scanner from Siemens Healthineers

Siemens Healthineers announced today that the FDA cleared its Magnetom Cima.X 3 Tesla (3T) magnetic resonance imaging whole-body scanner.

Magnetom Cima.X includes the strongest-ever gradients system for a clinically released whole-body MR scanner, according to a news release. This makes smaller structures in the body visible and captures images faster than previous MR scanners. Other design features enhance scientific research and overcome key imaging challenges to visualize cancer and other diseases.

Siemens Healthineers designed its Gemini Gradients for the scanner to register 2.5 times higher than its previous strongest MR gradients in terms of amplitude. They have an amplitude of 200 mT/m and a slew rate of 200 T/m/s. This enables clinicians to better study neurodegenerative diseases, increasing the visibility of microstructures. Users can leverage the same level of gradient across the body, too.

Other new features include Physiologging for precise, time-stamped physiological data from the patient. Magnetom Cima.X’s new Open Recon platform allows clinicians to run custom algorithms for image reconstructions directly on the scanner.

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