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Skope’s solutions of sensor technology and imaging software

Advance your MRI methods and leverage your hardware

The Dynamic Field Camera is designed to measure spatio-temporal field dynamics with high fidelity, microsecond time resolution, and up to 3rd order spatial terms. The acquired information can inform MRI pulse sequence design or allow the user to characterize gradient system performance: e.g., visualize eddy current responses, gradient cross terms, assess effects of vibration, or follow slowly-varying processes through time. Knowing the detailed response of your MR scanner enables you to advance your MRI methods.

Consistent diffusion acquisition with highest possible SNR

The inherently low signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) in diffusion imaging limits the achievable image resolution and b-value. Skope technology allows you to choose sequences with the highest SNR. Reducing the achievable echo times, with the option to use Stejskal-Tanner diffusion encoding (instead of double refocused spin-echo) and spiral instead of EPI acquisition, will lead to the most SNR efficient acquisition. This facilitates higher image resolution, shorter scan durations and more reliable statistical analyses or diagnoses.

New possibilities for investigating brain function

Detecting functional signal from the brain with high anatomical consistency is hindered by perturbations of encoding magnetic fields. This often results in a failure of detecting functional neurophysiological effects. By concurrently measuring the field dynamics with the NeuroCam, one can correct for systematic and physiologic artifacts and achieve more accurate and consistent functional imaging. It also allows the use of MR acquisitions such as spirals which can be optimized for sensitivity to the full range of BOLD responses.


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