FDA clearance for faster MRI scanning :
Philips has secured an FDA clearance for artificial-intelligence-powered software designed to speed up the MRI scanning process while still delivering high-resolution images.
Dubbed SmartScan, Philips said the program can help complete scans up to three times faster with “virtually no loss in image quality,” allowing radiology departments to see more patients with the same hardware in about 97% of cases.
That covers a wide range of clinical protocols including the use of injected contrast agents as well as diffusion weighted imaging and quantitative scans of the brain, liver, heart and musculoskeletal system. It is also compatible with implants and can capture organs in motion or even a restless patient.