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MRHS installs the world’s first deep learning reconstruction MRI from Canon Medical Systems

Submitted by Jessica Smith

To make MRI exams as fast, safe, and accurate as possible for patients, Mena Regional Health System has purchased an Orian 1.5T MRI system with Deep Learning Reconstruction Technology from Canon Medical Systems. The Orian 1.5T MRI provides faster exams, while producing highest-quality images required for accurate diagnoses. 

“The speed of the Orian 1.5 MRI enables our clinicians to obtain critical patient information for enhanced diagnoses faster than before, the average patient times are less than 15 minutes in the magnet,” explained Todd Laing, Director of the Radiology Department. “The design of the Orian MRI ‘Widest and Quietest Gantry’ allows us to successfully image a range of patients, from pediatric to bariatric, to further improve patient safety and comfort in our community.”

The Orian’s large bore opening offers a more spacious feeling for patients, while a higher table weight limit (550 pounds) expands the range of patients who can be imaged. In addition, the Orian 1.5T comes standard with industry-leading Deep Learning software AiCE (Advanced Intelligence Clear-IQ Engine) that’s been trained to reduce noise and boost signal to deliver clear, sharp, and distinct images at some of the fastest times in the industry. 

“The Orian 1.5T MRI with AiCE is an example of Mena Regional Health System’s commitment to developing advanced technology designed for today’s hospitals, enabling them to perform fast, very short time exams that are safer and more comfortable for the patient,” said Mark Tortina, Senior Manager, Canon Medical Systems.

Mena Regional Health System will use the Orian 1.5 MRI to do traditional MRI exams at a much higher resolution and the shortest possible time. The new technology of the Orian 1.5 will bring new, high-resolution exams to evaluate the heart, brain, neck, back, joint, and vascular anatomy with metal artifact removal.

CEO Robert Rupp added, “We are thrilled to be able to bring this technology to our hospital. MRHS is passionate about providing quality, patient-centered care close to home and updated tools and equipment such as this MRI allow us to provide the best possible care for our community.”

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