During the 104th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, which is taking place in Chicago this week, Siemens Healthineers is debuting the Magnetom Altea, a 1.5 Tesla (1.5) T MR scanner equipped with BioMatrix patient personalization technology. By extending the availability of BioMatrix technology to the Magnetom Altea, Siemens Healthineers is improving workflow optimization, company officials say.

The Magnetom Altea has a wide, 70-cm bore and BioMatrix technology that includes the Select&GO Interface, which is powered by artificial intelligence to enhance workflow productivity. Select&GO removes the need for anatomical landmarking, enabling faster patient positioning. Additionally, the Magnetom Altea is equipped with Tim 4G and Dot (Day Optimizing Throughput) automation that supports standardized, reproducible scan procedures. To further facilitate workflow and help ensure patient safety, the system features an optional dockable table.

Moreover, the Magnetom Altea showcases the new Turbo Suite acceleration packages, a series of customized speed applications for routine examinations of various areas of the body. Specifically, Turbo Suite can reduce scan time by up to 50% without compromising image quality.

To improve patient satisfaction in MR exams, the Magnetom Altea also offers as an option the Innovision in-bore infotainment system, which is designed to travel with the scanner table while immersing the patient in a unique exam experience. In addition to creating the illusion of an enlarged bore, Innovision is designed to provide a video experience with high sound quality and display the remaining scan time.

“Siemens Healthineers is proud to introduce the Magnetom Altea to completely transform the patient experience, from its wide 70-cm bore and state-of-the-art infotainment system to its lightweight, flexible coils and new speed applications that enable the provider to get the patient on and off the table faster,” says Jane Kilkenny, vice president of MR at Siemens Healthineers North America.