SIGNA Pulse of MR


Bienvenida, accueil, willkomen, benvenuto, 歓迎—the words may be different, but they all mean the same thing: We’re glad you’re here! This is the first SIGNA Pulse of MR for 2012. In the last issue of the magazine, we introduced GE Healthcare's new formalized mission to Humanize MR by putting the patient at the center of everything we do. In this issue, we report on how GE Healthcare is optimizing the patient experience while continuing to provide uncompromised image quality.

For example, we talk about the w Series (the Discovery* MR750w and the Optima* MR450w) and one of the system's most compelling features: the outstanding 50x50x50 cm field of view.

In this issue, you'll also notice a special focus on cardiac MR—one of the fastest growing clinical areas, both in clinical practice and in advanced research (see pages 5, 40–47, and 54–57).

We are also introducing “Field Notes,” geared toward the technologist (see pages 50–53) because we're often asked to share protocol pointers. Field Notes is just one more way we hope to bring you added value.

Future Focused. Patient Centered.

>> View the latest issue of SIGNA Pulse of MR!

This issue is filled cover to cover with clinical, technical and practice-related stories we hope you’ll find interesting and valuable in your work.

>> View the w Series Supplement 

Read customer feedback on the new w Series which includes the Discovery* MR750w and the Optima MR450w with the GEM Suite of coils. You'll also learn more about GE Healthcare's quest to Humanize MR and get an inside look at the Caring MR Suite.

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>> We Want to Hear From You!

The SIGNA Pulse of MR Editorial Board welcomes your feedback! In the Autumn/RSNA 2012 issue, we’ll feature a selection of reader questions and comments on the magazine. We’d also like to hear your ideas for improving SIGNA Pulse of MR. Write to us at Please include your name, address, and phone number for verification.


Outside the Bore

In Practice

Case Studies

Field Notes

Tech Trends

Beyond the Scan