Siemens Healthineers announces first U.S. installation of new MRI scanner

Nov. 15, 2019

Northern Arizona Radiology in Flagstaff, AZ. recently became the first healthcare facility in the U.S. to adopt the MAGNETOM Altea 1.5 Tesla (1.5T) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner from Siemens Healthineers.

In addition to a wide, 70cm bore, the MAGNETOM Altea possesses several industry-leading technologies, including BioMatrix patient personalization technology with the Select&GO Interface, which removes the need for anatomical landmarking to enable faster patient positioning.

Additionally, Day Optimizing Throughput (Dot) technology automates the exam to support standardized, highly reproducible scan procedures. To accelerate routine examinations, Turbo Suite offers customized speed applications covering various areas of the body to reduce scan time by up to 50 percent without compromising image quality.

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