Export parametric maps
In SyMRI Research Edition, you can export and save parametric T1, T2 and PD maps (SyMaps). SyMaps can be saved and exported as DICOM file(s) for later analysis in third party applications or research tools such as MatLab.
Absolute measurements are performed for the T1 relaxation time, the T2 relaxation time and the proton density of the scanner in one single scan of approximately 5-6 minutes.
Synthetic contrast images
Default settings of the standard conventional sequences such as T1W, T2W, FLAIR, DIR and PSIR.
Free choice of any combination of TE, TR and TI
The echo time TE, the repetition time TR and the inversion delay time TI can be freely chosen without rescanning the patient.
Characterization and measurement of brain tissue
SyMRI Research Edition automatically characterizes and measures cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), white matter (WM), gray matter (GM), myelin and remaining tissue.
The intracranial cavity and the tissue maps are segmented in a few seconds.
Volumetric information is provided for the complete intracranial volume (ICV), per slice and per region of interest.
Automatic measurement of BPF
The Brain Parenchymal fraction (BPF) is a ratio that is calculated based on automatic identification of ICV, brain tissue and CSF.
BPF is a valuable and clinically used measurement for brain atrophy in patients with neurodegenerative diseases such as MS and dementia.
User defined segmentation
SyMRI Research Edition includes a tool for measuring tissue volume in a region of interest (ROI) defined by the user.
This can be used to measure MS lesion load, tumor volume, ventricle volume or other volumes for improved diagnostic capability.
The REMyDI feature, included in SyMRI Research Edition, provides automatic measurement of myelin volume.
Easy quantification of myelin allows clinicians to follow myelination in the developing brain and monitor myelin degeneration in patients with demyelinating and neurodegenerative disorders.
Objective delineation of malignant glioma, Swedish university hospital
“One scan provides synthesized images and, generates quantitative measurements, such as the R1 and R2 relaxation maps.”
“Pathology analysis or segmentation based on on quantitative maps could provide a more objective tumor delineation and tumor volumetrics.”
Source: Study under publication