FDA clears GE Healthcare’s next-generation deep learning MRI software

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GE Healthcare (NYSE: GE) today announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its AIR Recon DL for 3D imaging and Propeller sequences.

The benefits of Air Recon DL extend to nearly all clinical Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) procedures. The platform covers every anatomy, enabling better image quality, shorter scan times, and an improved patient experience.

GE Healthcare said in a press release that the solution’s compatibility extends from 2D imaging sequences to 3D sequences. This allows doctors to diagnose patients with improved signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and clarity. Meanwhile, he said 3D imaging provides greater clinical efficiency by eliminating the need for multiple 2D acquisitions. This potentially leads to faster diagnosis.

The platform is also compatible with Propeller motion-insensitive imaging sequencing. The helix is ​​of particular importance for motion-sensitive anatomy such as respiration during MRI examinations. It also helps pediatric, neurodegenerative, geriatric and claustrophobic patients who have difficulty staying physically still during MRI scans. This allows doctors to capture sharper images without the need for repeated scans.

Altogether, this results in faster patient throughput, improved planning, shorter exam times and faster diagnosis.

Users say GE Healthcare AIR Recon DL improves the MRI experience

GE Healthcare said 100% of participants in a recent study noted an improved signal-to-noise ratio. Additionally, they cited better or improved image sharpness. In this study, 99% also said that AIR Recon DL provides better or equivalent lesion visibility. Reports also indicate up to a 50% reduction in exam times, the company said.

The company now offers AIR Recon DL and recent extensions on its new MRI scanners. GE Healthcare also offers it as an upgrade for the majority of its installed 1.5T and 3.0T MRI systems.

“By extending AIR Recon DL to 3D and Propeller, GE Healthcare has closed the gap in our ability to deliver improved image quality and patient experience to all of our patients for all types of exams, especially for brain imaging where we rely heavily on 3D sequences and musculoskeletal imaging. where Propeller is important to reduce image quality variability and eliminate repeated footage due to motion,” said Dr. Tiron Pechet, radiologist and deputy medical director at Shields Health Care Group.