The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared GOKnee3D, a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) application from Siemens Healthineers that significantly reduces the time required to perform comprehensive diagnostic exams of the knee.
GOKnee3D enables a push-button diagnostic 3D knee exam in 10 minutes. Acquisition of high-resolution isotropic 3D images enables flexible evaluation of these images in all planes, including double oblique and curved planar.
The volume acquisition of GOKnee3D enables higher scan speeds and optimal image reconstruction with better signal quality than in previous technologies. Supported by dedicated, high-channel Tim 4G knee coils as well as automated field of view adaptation based on machine learning and artificial intelligence, the MRI scanner acquires volume data of the knee joint with the push of a button.
“The commercial availability of the GOKnee3D MRI application enables our customers to dramatically accelerate MR imaging of the knee without compromising on diagnostic quality,” said Murat Gungor, vice president of magnetic resonance imaging at Siemens Healthineers North America. “Faster scanning will help our customers shorten both exam and patient wait times in support of an overall improved patient experience.”
GOKnee3D is available for the MAGNETOM Aera 1.5T and the MAGNETOM Skyra 3T MRI scanners, with eventual rollout planned for additional scanners in the company’s MRI portfolio.