FDA Clears Wide-Bore System
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted clearance to GE Healthcare for its Discovery MR750w wide-bore 3-tesla system with the GEM Suite (geometry embracing method) of coils. The new unit accommodates patients who are larger, claustrophobic, elderly, very young, or otherwise difficult to scan. It may also be utilized with individuals who are in pain and require a larger imaging system, according to GE. Discovery MR750w has a 70-cm wide bore and a 50 x 50 x 50-cm field-of-view. The GEM Suite includes a high-density GEM posterior-array coil embedded within the detachable patient table, as well as a GEM head-and-neck coil with comfort tilt, a GEM anterior-array coil, and a GEM peripheral vascular/lower extremity array coil. To read the press release, click here: http://www.thestreet.com/story/11270478/2/ge-healthcare-receives-fda-510k-clearance-of-discovery-mr750w-photo-business-wire.html