Magnetic resonance imaging

Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Siemens Healthcare Magnetom Aera
  • TIM 4G Technology
  • Tunnel length is 70 cm, enabling high comfort to patients, even with claustrophobia;
  • Load capacity is 250 kg;
  • There is no need in repositioning of the patient and coils to investigate the entire body

Magnetic resonance imaging in the PRADUS diagnostic center is performed using the Siemens Healthcare Magnetom Aera system.

This advanced system has combined the latest TIM (Total Imaging Matrix) 4G technology and avant-garde design. The fundamental role in the MRI devices design is played by the power, quality and shape of radio frequency coils creating a magnetic field and fixing its oscillations. The new 4G technology represents the 4th generation of radio frequency coils consisting of 204 elements and up to 128 RF channels. Innovative cableless Direct-Connect-coils provide the most optimal Signal/Noise ratio.

Radio frequency coils of the TIM system allow to register the patient’s anatomical features – from the entire body screening (up to 205 cm) to detailing the smallest anatomical details – without patient and coils repositioning.

The mobile table is equipped with an integrated Spine 32-channel coil, is fully compatible with TIM technology and uses the DirectConnect and SlideConnect connection systems, which allows to prepare severe patients, disabled people, and obese patients for examination outside the tunnel of the tomograph and then comfortably move them into to study area.

The Siemens Healthcare Magnetom Aera has the best ergonomic parameters among the analogues: the load-carrying capacity of the table is 250 kg and the inner diameter of the tunnel is 70 cm, which makes it possible to carry out studies comfortably even for patients with claustrophobia.

Computed tomography

Computed tomography
  • Siemens Healthcare SOMATOM Scope
  • Excellent image quality with minimum radiation dose
  • Increased efficiency indicators
  • Ergonomically designed

Computed tomography in the PRADUS center is performed using the Siemens Healthcare SOMATOM Scope system.

Using the unique Ultra Fast Ceramics (UFC) technology, the Siemens SOMATOM Scope system provides an excellent image quality at the lowest radiation dose. UFC technology provides exceptional performance indicators due to high X-ray absorption of radiation and high conversion of roentgenologic energy into visible light with minimal digital noise.

In addition, Siemens SOMATOM Scope has extremely high speed rates of radioactivity decay ration as well as of the afterglow radioactive ray detector, which are of fundamental importance for the quality of the CT scanner. As a result, the Siemens SOMATOM Scope system has a phenomenally high signal transfer rate: in one millisecond – the standard duration of the computer tomography projection – a signal transmission is completed by 99.99%. This speed avoids the appearance of artefacts on the images and provides crystal-сlear quality images even using low-dose CT for the groups of patients with a corresponding health status.

The Siemens SOMATOM Scope system uses the latest generation of Ultra Fast Ceramics (UFC) technology, which has been significantly improved in recent years.

Digital X-ray

Digital X-ray
  • DR 400 AGFA System
  • Numerous digital configurations (from CT to multi-detector systems)
  • Synchronous imaging of bone structures and soft tissues;
  • Images of the highest quality at the lowest radiation dose

Radiographic studies in the PRADUS center are carried out using the DR 400 AGFA system.

The creation of the DR 400 AGFA system made a breakthrough in X-ray diagnostics into a new generation of digital radiography and the introduction of new standards of the imaging quality. This X-ray system enables numerous digital configurations: from computed radiography (CR), single-detector digital X-ray machines to comprehensive multidetector digital radiographic systems (DR).

The improved third generation of the software “MUSICA” allows simultaneous display of both bone structures and soft tissues.

At the same time, such type of software innovations as Fractional Multiscale Processing improves image quality, optimizes the workflow and delivers a minimal radiation dose during the study.

The use of the newest methods of graphic processing and Needle Detector technology provide an image without interference with the minimal pixel size acceptable for a full-size detector.