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Pharmacy Choice - Pharmaceutical News - Siemens Gets FDA Nod for 1.5T MRI System - March 29, 2017

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 2/14/17 - Siemens Gets FDA Nod for 1.5T MRI System

Siemens Healthineers has received FDA clearance for its Magnetom Sempra, a 60-cm 1.5T MRI system.

According to the company, the Magnetom Sempra is distinguished by its low operating costs, innovative technologies, and full-coverage service contract, designed tohelp radiological practices and groups, as well as small- and medium-sized hospitals, operate profitably despite rising industry cost pressures. Additionally, the system's standardized workflows assistfacilities in achieving consistent, user- and patient-independent levels of quality.

Siemens Healthineers is pleased to offer the Magnetom Sempra, an MRI system designed to address the needs of radiology practices, smaller hospitals, and other providers in delivering high-quality patient care in a cost-effective manner, saysMurat Gungor, vice president of MR at Siemens Healthineers North America. As with the other MRI systems in our portfolio, the Magnetom Sempra can help providers increase productivity and address profitability while delivering a highly positive patient experience.

With Day optimizing throughput (Dot) workflow engines, the Magnetom Sempra enables the user to adjust to each clinical case and to the condition of each patient while simultaneously maintaining exam standardization. The system comes equipped with three Dot engines to automate and streamline workflow for brain, spine, and large joint procedures. These Dot engines cover roughly three-quarters of the average exam volume and help users increase productivity in addition to avoiding unnecessary and costly repeat scans.

The Magnetom Sempra includes applications that enable facilities to respond to competitive pressure and adapt to changing market demands. For example, facilities can scan in the presence of MRI-safe metallic implantswith improved visualization of surrounding soft tissue, including hip and knee implants. The system's software platform includes the company's established Quiet Suite technology, which can reduce sound pressure by up to 97% in brain and musculoskeletal exams while delivering high-quality images. Quiet Suite technology can benefit anxious patients and offer a more positive exam experience.

With its equipped Dot engines, the Magnetom Sempra enables users to perform exams in just 10 minutesincluding a brain exam, from patient positioning to exam completionusing time- and image-optimized protocols that cover most commonly scanned body parts.

To reduce overall operating costs, the Magnetom Sempra offers Eco-Power technology, which monitors and controls the magnet-cooling helium to reduce energy consumption by up to 30% compared to the system's normal mode. Zero Helium boil-off technology, a supplementary feature, prevents helium evaporation, so operators can avoid expensive helium refills and resultant downtimes.

For more information about this scanner, visit Siemens Healthineers.



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