What are the properties of BoneMRI?
Geometrically accurate bone morphology
Quantitative HU unit contrast
How does the BoneMRI work?
Dedicated 4 minute MRI protocol to extract the right data from the scanner.
No hardware dependency
Works with most commonly used MRI scanners.
BoneMRI is automatically reconstructed and forwarded to PACS.
Patients with indications such as radiculopathy, suffering from orthopedic conditions, often get an MRI exam to assess the status of soft tissue structures like spinal cord, nerve roots and intervertebral discs. BoneMRI adds 3D information on potential bone involvement, relating to disc displacement or degeneration, osteophyte formation and foraminal narrowing, in patients suspected of a herniated disc or foraminal stenosis.
In patients suspected for spine disorders, MRI is the first choice as a diagnostic spine imaging tool since it offers excellent soft tissue contrast enabling visualization of compressed or damaged neural tissue, where CT is generally used in the diagnosis of structural changes. BoneMRI can be of added value for the further assessment of potential involvement of osseous tissues. In addition, BoneMRI can be used for surgical planning and navigation as it offers 3D visualisation of the osseous structures for accurate geometric assessment, which also allows adequate inventory management.
BoneMRi for the pelvic region covers the hips and SI joints. Adding BoneMRI to the scan protocol has the advantage of depicting structural bone lesions and active inflammation simultaneously in patients with sacroiliac joint dysfunction, including arthritis patients. This is of added diagnostic value for spondyloarthritis of the sacroiliac joint. Moreover, it is of great added value to diagnose structural deformities of the hip joint, including femoroacetabular impingement.
Bone imaging without the need to expose the patient to harmful ionizing radiation.
The patient undergoes a single MRI exam and medical practitioners will have all the imaging information they need.
Better diagnostic information
From one exam, bone and soft-tissue images are intrinsically registered for diagnosis and treatment planning.
Integrated in clinical workflow
BoneMRI works in the background without the need for new desktop applications.
Less imaging exams, less hospital visits, reduced healthcare costs.