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Esaote Introduces the New G-scan Brio With Speed-Up Technology at RSNA 2012
[November 23, 2012]

Esaote Introduces the New G-scan Brio With Speed-Up Technology at RSNA 2012

CHICAGO --(Business Wire)--

Esaote North America introduces the new G-scan Brio, a revolutionary MRI approach for Weight-Bearing MRI and musculoskeletal applications, which allows clinicians to increase diagnostic accuracy and confidence.

Based on the experience gained from the first generation of G-scan systems, G-scan Brio is a completely renewed Weight-Bearing MRI system with a new look, new ergonomics and new acquisition techniques. Unlike a multipurpose MRI, all aspects of the G-scan Brio system, from coils to user interface, have been developed and optimized to specifically perform musculoskeletal MRI examinations with a focus on efficiency and patient comfort. Patient setup is easily accomplished by a single operator using a touch screen display on the gantry that shows real-time images of the joint, assuring fast and accurate positioning.

"The G-scan tilting MRI allows clinicians to study all the joints and the entire spine, either in clinostasis (supine) or in orthostasis (weight-bearing), because magnet and patient can rotate from 0° to 90°. This method has provided several advantages for diagnosis and also for medical-legal aspects," said Prof. Giuseppe Monetti, Professor and Chair, Department of Diagnostic maging "Nigrisoli" United Hospitals, Bologna (Italy) and Director of the International School of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound. "In fact, the study of ligamentous structures if performed only in clinostasis doesn't allow a correct definition of the eventual functional failure of these structures. In orthostasis is almost constant finding: the marked deflection of a ligament, as usually observed in the anterior cruciate ligament. The same concept can be applied in the study of eventual meniscal dislocations, disk herniation, vertebral anterior and posterior listhesis, as well as eventual reactive bone marrow edema, evident exclusively under weight-bearing."

G-scan Brio is not only a unique system from a clinical and diagnostic viewpoint, but it is also easy to site and very economical to operate. The low break-even point of G-scan Brio is fully in line with the economic constraints of today's healthcare environment, making it an optimal investment for the private clinic as well. Easy installation, ease of use, low maintenance technology, low energy consumption, no cryogens, and remote service all equal a smart investment.

Together with the G-scan Brio, Esaote introduces the new E-MRI Brio Release 2 platform, a combination of acquisition and reconstruction of 2D sequences that substantially speeds up the MRI examination while emphasizing high image quality. The biggest benefit of this particular technology is the reduction of scan time without compromising image quality.

The G-scan Brio will be on display at the Esaote exhibit in the South Hall, Booth #4636, at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL - November 25-29, 2012.

About Esaote North America, Inc.

Esaote North America, headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, is a leading manufacturer and distributor of portable and console-based ultrasound and MRI equipment in the U.S. Established in 1979, Esaote North America is part of the international Esaote Group, a global leader in the research, production and marketing of diagnostic medical equipment. Esaote is among the largest manufacturers of ultrasound systems worldwide and prides itself on achieving superior price-performance over competitors through its focus on only ultrasound and office-based MRI medical equipment. For more information, visit

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