14th October 2011

Mirada Kicks Off Universal PET/MRI at EANM

Mirada Medical is making a clear statement that PET/MRI imaging is no longer just for elite institutions and patients at the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM) annual meeting being held in Birmingham, England, October 16-18. Thanks to the company’s continued innovations in multi-modality imaging, and dedication to making world class medical imaging available and affordable to more people, Mirada will be demonstrating its Universal PET/MRI solution at EANM. Interest in PET/MRI is rapidly growing worldwide due to its demonstrated potential to better identify and quantify disease found in soft tissue, with applications in neurology and oncology. Hybrid PET/MRI scanners are becoming available, but unfortunately their high price tag puts them out of reach from all but the largest research institutions.

Mirada Medical’s innovative Universal PET/MRI solution utilizes the company’s validated deformable registration software to accurately align PET and MRI images at a fraction of the cost of dedicated hybrid systems. Mirada’s Universal PET/MRI makes it possible for the images from existing scanners from any major manufacturer to be quickly loaded and fused with PET or PET/CT images, even if these have been acquired at a different time or place. Users can immediately realise the benefits of PET/MRI through tri-modal fusion of an MRI scan with a PET/CT scan, or fusion of standalone PET to MRI. This software-based PET/MRI solution provides powerful information during tumour assessment, staging, and delineation, with better visualisation of soft tissue abnormalities and tumours best localised using MRI.

Combining PET with MRI can provide unique and powerful diagnostic insight when compared with other imaging workflows”, stated Hugh Bettesworth, Mirada’s Chief Executive. “We offer the most advanced software tools to visualise scans from hybrid PET/MRI devices but we also enable hospitals, research groups and imaging centres that do not yet have a hybrid system to offer the benefits of world class PET/MRI fusion to all patients.” Mirada will also showcase solutions for longitudinal quantified analysis of PET/CT and SPECT/CT at their exhibit (#3) at EANM, as well as Casemeeting, the company’s new workflow solution for Multi-Disciplinary Team meetings (MDT). Casemeeting makes it easy for clinicians to quickly prepare presentations, and then show multiple cases in quick succession. The power of Mirada’s imaging software is instantly available during review to show detailed findings. Mirada further extends the workflow to remote referrers with Caseaccess, which supports online review of PET/MRI and PET/CT cases.