University of Wisconsin–Madison

Evaluation of a GE Wireless Gating Prototype and a GE Ultraflexible Coil Prototype

This project was led by: Christopher J François MD

This project was funded by: Radiology RD

The term of this project was: July 2016 to December 2016

The number of subjects scanned during this project was: 30

GE Healthcare is developing a new MRI coil that is more flexible and lighter than standard imaging coils. Additionally, GE Healthcare is developing new MRI hardware for ECG and respiratory monitoring that incorporates wireless communication between the electrodes/transducers placed on the subject and the PAC (physiological acquisition unit). To date, prototypes of these devices have been tested at GE on normal human volunteers. Prototypes of these devices will be installed at UW, and tested on normal human volunteers and clinical patients with possible cardiovascular disease. A variety of imaging sequences will be tested.