MRIguidance extends its unique BoneMRI technology to scan multiple anatomies.
Utrecht, April 6th, 2020 – Clinical studies for BoneMRI with patients from in 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.”