“The 128-channel RF chain opens up
new opportunities to improve SNR
and reduce noise,” says Rune Wagnild,
Head of MR at Levanger Hospital. He
and his colleagues were also interested
in HyperSense, a compressed sensing
technology that reduces overall scan
time without appreciably compromising
spatial resolution or image quality.
As one of two hospitals in the
Nord-Trøndelag county of Norway,
Levanger Hospital is the ;rst global
installation of GE Healthcare’s newest
3.0T MR system, the SIGNA Architect. In
2016, the hospital performed 5,500 MR
exams across all types of anatomies,
including cardiac, neuro, and MSK.
An existing SIGNA™ HDxt 1.5T system
was upgraded to SIGNA HDxt Optima™
Edition 23 in 2014, yet the hospital
wanted to address the long wait times
prevalent throughout the country;
patients can wait an average of
12 weeks to receive a non-urgent
Unleash the Power
of 3.0T Imaging
Redesigned from the ground up, the SIGNA™ Architect rede;nes
productivity across an array of core and advanced imaging techniques.
From reduced scan times to exceptional image quality, clinicians at
two of the ;rst worldwide installations of SIGNA Architect have great
expectations for the future of MR imaging.