Medical Examine Exhibits Considerably Reduces Cardiac MRI Scan Time, a pioneer and chief in automated MRI options, at present introduced outcomes from a scientific adaptation research on the corporate’s One Click on MRI™ software program, led by Dr. Raymond KwongDirector, Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Girls’s Hospital.

The findings present that’s AI-guided picture acquisition software program improves cardiac MRI (CMR) scan instances and achieves excessive adoption charges by hospital imaging workers. Dr. Kwong will focus on the learnings and implications of the research at an interactive breakfast symposium at 7:20 a.m. PST on Jan. 27, 2023, on the SCMR Scientific Classes in San Diego.

Dr. Kwong evaluated the usage of One Click on MRI throughout roughly 1,100 consecutive research for cardiomyopathy and structural coronary heart illness, evaluating conventional CMR exams towards each partial and full AI-assisted scans from April to September 2022.

With respect to CMR examination time, Dr. Kwong’s research discovered that:

  • Full AI-assisted scans – the place a technologist makes use of One Click on MRI to supervise the examination with no guide operation – have been 31% shorter than non-AI scans. 

  • 90% of full AI-assisted scans have been accomplished inside 45 minutes, whereas solely 25% of unassisted scans have been accomplished inside that timeframe.

  • Full AI-assisted scan instances have been threefold extra constant than unassisted scan instances. Each had minimal instances of 26 to 27 minutes; nonetheless, most instances have been 64 minutes versus 161 minutes, respectively.

Failed adoption of different promising applied sciences within the medical subject has spotlighted the vital significance of gaining assist of frontline employees. Notably, Dr. Kwong’s research discovered that voluntary use of One Click on MRI steadily grew as technologists witnessed the software program’s ease of use and advantages firsthand. Technologist adoption elevated from 13% in the course of the first full month One Click on MRI was obtainable (Could) to 55% on the finish of the research (September).

“An inflow of sufferers with COVID-19-induced cardiac points additional strained the operation of our CMR program at Brigham. Earlier than initiating the One Click on MRI research, some outpatients have been ready as much as three to 4 weeks for a CMR scan. Even our sickest inpatients would usually have to attend two to 5 days for a scan,” Dr. Kwong mentioned. “We imagine that with continued use of One Click on MRI, we are going to additional scale back scan instances to a mean of half-hour, shrink the backlog to enhance upon pre-pandemic ranges, and maintain a CMR development charge of about 15% a 12 months.”

A case research summarizing Dr. Kwong’s full scientific findings is obtainable at Along with demonstrations of One Click on MRI, the case research may also be on show on the’s SCMR sales space (#503). 

“A normal CMR is complicated and unpredictably lengthy, inflicting pointless stress and burnout for clinicians and discomfort for sufferers,” mentioned Itamar Kandel,’s CEO. “We applaud Dr. Kwong’s rigorous scientific analysis of One Click on MRI throughout greater than 1,000 sufferers over a six-month timeframe, and we’re thrilled along with his conclusions that the software program yields optimistic impacts on clinician workflow, MRI scanner throughput, affected person comfort and time to prognosis. These findings function a basis of proof to gas our efforts to make CMR obtainable to all sufferers who can profit.”

One Click on MRI is initially targeted on automating and simplifying a CMR examination, which is more and more thought-about the gold-standard cardiac diagnostic, but is notoriously tough and time-consuming to finish. At the moment, specially-trained CMR technologists have to carry out the examination, and within the U.S., there is just one such technologist for each 20 MRI machines. just lately introduced deliberate growth past the coronary heart to different anatomies and scientific areas.