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GE Medical Systems Receives FDA Clearance for New MRI System
WAUKESHA, WI - GE Medical Systems, a unit of General Electric Company, announced today that it has received clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to begin marketing its new 3.0 Tesla ultra-short magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system. The Signa EXCITE 3.0T combines the increased speed and higher resolution of an ultra-high field system with the breadth of imaging capabilities found on premium 1.5 Tesla systems.
Signa EXCITE 3.0T offers the imaging volume with a full 45cm field-of-view imaging capability. This system enables optimized neurovascular, orthopedic, abdominal, and cardiovascular applications.
"Signa EXCITE 3.0T is a critical part of our mission to deliver premium technology and advanced applications to physicians around the world," said Dennis Cooke, General Manager of GE Medical Systems' Global MR business. "Customers no longer need to compromise when choosing an ultra-high field system. Signa EXCITE 3.0T features 30% more coverage than other 3.0 Tesla systems currently available."
The new system features GE's revolutionary EXCITE technology which was unveiled last year. This end-to-end redesign of the imaging data pipeline is designed to increase image quality and resolution, while also increasing speed for enhanced productivity. EXCITE's benefits are even more advantageous at 3.0T because of the increased signal-to-noise ratio which enables higher resolution imaging and many other imaging approaches that were previously signal-to-noise challenged at 1.5T. Currently there are more than 300 MRI systems installed around the world with GE's exclusive EXCITE technology.
Signa EXCITE 3.0T features a 60 cm bore diameter for maximum patient comfort and a short bore length that translates into greater patient comfort during exams, as well as a small "footprint" for easy installation. Shorter magnets produce more audible noise during scanning, but GE's QUIET technology, which provides noise abatement without compromising system performance, comes standard on the system.
Signa(R) EXCITE 3.0T drives the industry to the next level of 3.0T performance where the discerning clinician can combine patient comfort with premium performance, and productivity without compromise.