MAGIC MRI at Hammoud Hospital

Friday, March 16, 2018

Very Exciting News! Tomorrow we will add an incredible technology. Making our 3 Tesla MRI MAGiC by Cutting Scan Time for Patients in Half. That’s 50% faster. We are the first hospital and only Hospital in Lebanon with the new technology. 

It takes about half an hour to have your brain scanned inside a magnetic resonance machine (MRI). Many people relax and tune out as they slide into the bore. But for some people, claustrophobia can set in.

But long brain scans may soon be a thing of the past. GE Healthcare, with the help of a Swedish software company called SyntheticMR, developed a new way to make brain scans faster. The technology is called MAGiC, for MAGnetic resonance image Compilation. In a recent clinical trial, patients were scanned with conventional imaging and then with the MAGiC sequence. MAGiC took just a fraction of the normal time, about six minutes, to complete the scan with comparable image quality. The results of that blinded, multi-center, multi-reader clinical study comparing were recently published in the American Journal of Neuroradiology.

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Hammoud Hospital University Medical Center places the highest priority on its commitment to practicing medicine in a way that consistently delivers the safest care possible for every patient. The Hammoud Hospital has begun Joint Commission International (JCI) , the recognized leader in international health care accreditation 

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