The brain is influenced by the motion of the heart. Brain motion, invisible to the naked eye, can be picked up using a novel technique called amplified MRI (aMRI).
aMRI is a quick, non-invasive MRI method that holds promise for diagnosing disorders of the brain which result in altered brain motion. Diseases that raise the intracranial pressure, or those that alter the morphometry of the brain – such as idiopathic intracranial hypertension, hydrocephalous, and Chiari I malformation – are thought to alter the brain motion. aMRI is expected to also have applications to many disease states that affect brain tissue viability, such as neurodegenerative disease and traumatic brain injury. It also has applications to aneurysms as shown in the work by Pionteck et al. (2022) which shows that aneurysm wall motion predicted stability.
The team behind Amplified Magnetic Resonance Imaging (aMRI) is actively seeking clinical sites for multi-site evaluations. We would like to collaborate with you to understanding ground truth/ consistency of the technique/ clinical need / input on interpretation.
If you are interested in applying this technology in your clinical or research setting, you can reach out to the team at the provided email address below.
Mātai is collaborating alongside GE Healthcare to streamline aMRI workflow and is looking for multi-site evaluation of aMRI. aMRI is available as a installable patch that can be shared if a participating GE site holds a license sharing agreement with GEHC. Please make sure you are listed on the MR Software Sharing Member List.
If you are a GE research collaborations site, aMRI can integrate into your researcher/ radiologist workflow. The aMRI package can be installed on GE scanner versions RX28 and RX29, and a protocol sheet with recommended settings is available. Images are sent back to the scanner after processing. It is recommended that Mātai process the first case for your site to ensure the method is running smoothly. A data sharing agreement will be required.
Contact the team at Haribalan.Kumar@ge.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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