MRI Insights

Improved pathology visualization of knee MRI scan with iQMR

Some of the general cases of knee injuries that may require an MRI scan are ACL Tears, which are common in sports, Meniscal Tears that can occur as a result of wear and tear, Patellar Tendinitis which may be caused by overuse or repetitive stress on this tendon, and Articular Cartilage Defects that can cause pain and stiffness in the knee joint.

Fig 1: Knee scan, Philips Ingenia 1.5T, AX PD SPAIR. Left: routine scan. Right: iQMR processed scan, with a 69% shorter scan time. Improved pathology visualization on the processed scan.

MRI scans are commonly used to diagnose knee injuries and are considered a valuable tool in the evaluation of knee pain and instability. In the case shown in Fig 1, iQMR processing of the knee MRI scan, though 69% shorter, resulted in high-resolution images that allow clearer visualization of existing pathologies.
iQMR is an FDA-approved product that uses novel deep learning algorithms to reduce noise, improve image quality and increase sharpness of low-res short scans, making MRI sessions quicker and more efficient and providing accurate and reliable diagnostic information.
As knee MRI scans are among the most common types of scans performed, reducing scan time could be highly beneficial for improving operational efficiency, increasing throughput and reducing costs.
iQMR is a vendor-neutral add-on solution that can be implemented on any scanner model and supports all body parts. By utilizing this innovative technology with your existing scanners you can enhance their capabilities and your medical service quality, achieving a more efficient workflow, increasing patient satisfaction, and improving the quality of care provided.