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Hyperfine and Penn Medicine Announce Partnership to Image Hydrocephalus Patients

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 6 dicembre 2019

Hyperfine Research Inc. has joined with Penn Medicine in a clinical research study of the world’s first portable, low-cost magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system. This collaboration will examine the efficacy of the Hyperfine device in the care of patients with hydrocephalus. Penn Medicine is among the very first medical centers to use this FDA 510(k)-pending system. In addition to assessing the feasibility of imaging patients with the new device, the Penn Medicine team will be evaluating the Hyperfine system’s diagnostic performance compared to current high field MRI machines and computed tomography (CT) scanners. Hydrocephalus is a medical condition in which an abnormal buildup of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) causes the fluid-filled spaces of the brain to become enlarged. This can lead to headaches, dizziness, cognitive impairment, gait disturbances, and in severe cases, even brain herniation or death.The Hyperfine point-of-care (POC) device represents multiple innovations in MRI design, architecture and workflow. It is highly portable and wheels directly to the patient’s bedside, plugs into a standard electrical wall outlet, and is controlled via an iPad®. Hyperfine’s system was developed over the last five years with the goal of making MRI accessible anytime, anywhere, to any patient.”Hyperfine was founded to increase access to MRI, to move MRI directly to the frontlines of clinical care. Along the way, we have overcome many engineering, physics and design challenges, and now, together with Penn Medicine, we are excited and honored to see how these efforts can translate to innovative care and greater access for patients,” said Jonathan Rothberg, PhD, founder and chairman of Hyperfine Research.Hyperfine is introducing its POC MRI system to the broader radiologist community at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting on December 1 through December 5 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL, Booth 7765 (North Hall). Hyperfine’s device is currently 510(k)-pending and not available for sale in the U.S.

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Hyperfine Research Inc. Teams with NVIDIA on Next-Generation Point-of-Care MRI System

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 4 dicembre 2019

Hyperfine Research, Inc. is demonstrating the world’s first bedside, portable, point-of-care MRI (POCMRI) system at the 2019 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting. The Hyperfine POCMRI is ultra-compact, standing 3 feet wide and 5 feet tall, and is currently 510(k) submitted for clinical brain imaging. The key to the Hyperfine POCMRI is the ability to use ordinary permanent magnets, which require no power or cooling, to produce an MR image. Hyperfine’s goal is to produce images that provide significant clinical value. Hyperfine is collaborating with top-tier partners to evaluate the clinical utility and efficacy of POCMRI.The Hyperfine POCMRI can operate in an open environment and requires no special shielding. This means that the Hyperfine POCMRI can conduct MRI in electromagnetically noisy environments — in hospitals and beyond. MRI has no associated cancer risk, and the Hyperfine POCMRI produces no ionizing radiation. Instead, the Hyperfine POCMRI uses ultra-low magnetic fields and low-power radio waves to do imaging of the brain and other body parts. Early clinical results show that the Hyperfine POCMRI can image brain disease and brain injury using scans that are about 5-10 minutes long.
Critical to POCMRI is advanced computing. Since the very first MRI of a human subject, computing power has increased a billion times relative to cost. Hyperfine is using GPU computing to enable clinical MRI with 20-40 times less magnetic field than that of current standard-of-care hospital MRI. Lower magnetic field means lower power requirements; the POCMRI requires only a standard electrical power outlet for operation. Lower magnetic field also means less weight. The POCMRI sits on a motorized drive and can be wheeled from hospital bed to hospital bed and be taken up and down standard elevators.Hyperfine was founded by Jonathan M. Rothberg, PhD, founder of Butterfly Network, Inc. Hyperfine has chosen to partner with NVIDIA Corporation to help implement next-generation MRI computing architecture. NVIDIA is the leader in artificial intelligence hardware and software across cloud, edge, and now embedded platforms.

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