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KLAS Report Ranks High-Field MR Scanners

August 1, 2008
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An investigation of seven high-field magnetic resonance (MR) scanners by researchers at Orem, Utah-based KLAS found that vendors in the 1.5T MR market scored higher than those in the 3.0T section, according to data gathered from 220 healthcare professionals.

The lowest score in the 1.5T section was 81.9, while the highest 3.0T vendor score was 83.7, a difference that the authors attributed to the higher complexities inherent in MR equipment with higher field strength. For the most part, the 1.5T MR offerings evaluated in the study scored similarly, or closely, in areas of advanced imaging; there were, however, several differences in performance, according to the report.

Vendors were who ranked include GE, Hitachi, Philips, Siemens, and Toshiba. For more information about the report, visit the KLAS website.

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