BoneMRI for the hip, pelvis and si-joint CE marked

MRIguidance extends its unique BoneMRI technology to scan multiple anatomies.

Utrecht, April 6th, 2020 – Clinical studies for BoneMRI with patients from the Ghent University Hospital and the University Medical Center Utrecht have been the basis for this CE registration. BoneMRI can now be used in the clinic to help doctors to diagnose patients with diseases like hip dysplasia of Bechterew’s disease.

BoneMRI is image analysis software that generates a visualisation of the bony anatomy based on data from an MRI exam. An MRI scan is generally regarded as being superior in visualising all soft tissue types, but for bone radiologists rely on a CT scan. Where CT uses harmful radiation, MRI and thus BoneMRI is radiation free. Specifically for children and adolescent patients this is of significant value and reduces the chance of cancer at later age.

Medical devices as BoneMRI software require extensive clinical testing and a CE mark to be allowed on the market in Europe. “This extension of our CE mark is an important step towards our goal of making Bone MRI available for all anatomical regions in the human body.” says Roel Raatgever, CEO of MRIguidance, “Clinical studies for other regions are ongoing and we aim to make them available in the EU and USA in the coming years.”

From left to right: BoneMRI for scoliosis in 14 year old patient & BoneMRI for hip dysplasia in 15 year old patient

BoneMRI as a seamless scalable cloud solution

MRIguidance remains committed to pushing the boundaries of medical imaging, ensuring patients receive the best care possible while equipping healthcare providers with the tools they need. This latest version further reduces lead times for product upgrades, such as additional scanner support or improved reconstruction algorithms, without interrupting the day-to-day clinical use. With its scalable cloud infrastructure, it supports parallel reconstructions of large volumes of BoneMRI imaging studies, increasing capacity with respect to local infrastructure.