At the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) 2022 Annual Meeting, GE Healthcare boasts the continued expansion of its pioneering deep learning image reconstruction solution, AIR Recon DL, to its tens of thousands of install base customers as an upgrade as well as with new purchases across its MR product portfolio. This marks a significant moment in the democratization of artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning for the benefit of healthcare systems and patients around the world.
Imaging more than 200 million patients in 2021i, MR plays an increasingly important role in precision diagnostics, helping clinicians detect neurodegenerative diseases, cancer, heart conditions, and other diseases large and small. However, discrepancies in access to certain MR advancements can have a significant impact on the availability and quality of care clinicians can deliver to patients.
“Since we first saw the power of our AI-based deep learning image reconstruction technology, AIR Recon DL, we knew it could have a massive clinical impact. So, we went all in,” says Jie Xue, President & CEO, Magnetic Resonance, GE Healthcare. “We developed it for all anatomies; we made it work on all field strengths – 1.5T, 3.0T and 7.0T – and most importantly, we made it available not only on our latest scanner models, but also on all our installed GE MR scanners dating back 20+ years. From first-time, MR users to experienced MR researchers, we want every GE MR customer – regardless of their scanner’s age – to benefit from today’s groundbreaking AI-based technology.”
To date, AIR Recon DL has benefitted more than two million patients around the world, with overwhelmingly positive feedback from clinicians, who celebrate sharper and less noisy images for a more confident patient diagnosis as well as up to a 50% reduction in exam times for a more comfortable patient experience. To build on this success, GE Healthcare announced the continued expansion of AIR Recon DL, which was developed on GE Healthcare’s Edison intelligence platform, to include the motion-insensitive sequence PROPELLER and 3D applications. With this expansion, AIR Recon DL covers nearly 90 percent of clinical MR sequences, regardless of the anatomy being scanned.