University of Wisconsin–Madison

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

July 2016 to December 2016

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.

This project led by: Christopher J François, MD