Every day, our collaborators bring their passion and expertise to the table. In return, we draw on our skills, resources and experience to breathe life into diverse MR projects. Together, we’re unlocking the potential of this valuable imaging modality.
Elevating neuro imaging
Recently, we introduced MultiBand SENSE, a clinical application that supports high acceleration for fMRI and DTI sequences. It allows you to use state-of-the-art acceleration factors in brain imaging, by simultaneously exciting multiple slices. It also lets you increase spatial and temporal resolution with very little impact on SNR.
MultiBand SENSE helps you achieve acceleration factors of up to eight for fMRI and of up to four for diffusion MRI. Plus, it helps you perform fMRI and DTI exams with high speed and high resolution simultaneously3. Due to a shorter minimum TR for fMRI, larger anatomical coverage or higher number of diffusion directions can be acquired4.
MultiBand SENSE makes sense for Vermont
MultiBand SENSE came about as the result of a collaboration with the University of Vermont (UVM). Building on the existing research collaboration between the institution and Philips, researchers there approached us about developing Multiband capabilities for our MR scanners. The background: the opportunity for researchers at (UVM) to take part in a large-scale study of adolescent brain cognitive development, the ABCD study5, that specified advanced neuroimaging protocols.
Following close collaboration, weekly meetings and exchanges, MultiBand SENSE was born. And it has already had an impact at the university, opening the door to participation in this ground-breaking project. Watch the video to find out how teamwork and MultiBand SENSE are a great combination at the University of Vermont.