The Ingenia Ambition gave Altona Children’s Hospital access to various novel scan techniques that are useful for pediatric imaging. “These modern technologies help us to scan anatomies where we saw challenges in the past, such as in the abdomen and thorax. With Ambition, we can perform high quality abdominal scans. As a result, the number of abdominal scans has increased substantially compared to our practice with our old system,” says Dr. Junge.
“We like to use the VitalEye feature in every abdominal examination. In my opinion it is an excellent trigger feature, and a big improvement from the respiratory belt we were using before,” says Dr. Junge.
“It was also a very pleasant surprise to us that we could get excellent resolution on other anatomies, as well, such as the spine, head, and knees, that we didn’t see previously. That is something that helps us tremendously as anatomy of children can be very small.”
Features that provide remarkable benefits to Dr. Junge include Compressed SENSE, which allows to elevate spatial resolution, signal and scan time. MultiVane XD and 3D VANE XD employ radial k-space sampling and help to mitigate motion artifacts and improve robustness for different contrasts and for all age groups. The mDIXON FFE and mDIXON TSE methods nicely address challenges in fat-free imaging and provide multiple contrast types from one single scan. The achievable large field of view (FOV), high resolution and flexible echo times are certainly a huge benefit in examining children.