Resonance Technology

By Brian Casey, staff writer

October 29, 2007 -- (Booth 2951) MRI accessory developer Resonance Technology of Northridge, CA, will demonstrate enhancements to its line of MRI entertainment systems, as well as products for automated processing of functional MRI data.

The company has added a new, more powerful audio phone into the audio-video headset used on its CinemaVision system, which enables patients to watch video during MRI scans. CinemaVision also includes an enhanced noise-cancellation technology that enables radiologic technologists to better hear patients during scans.

Look for Resonance Technology to tout CinemaVision's resolution of 240,000 pixels for each of its two displays, and digital stereo sound with a passive noise-attenuation technology. The entire headset fits within the MRI coil, the company said.

On the fMRI side, the company is using this year's meeting to debut an eye tracker operating at 1,000 MHz, with a proprietary data analysis tracker to take advantage of the new technology. When used with the company's VisuaStim audiovisual stimulation module, the system can provide a complete fMRI presentation and patient response system for both research and clinical applications, the company said.

Resonance Technology will also launch the next generation of its funcLAB turn-key suite of products for enabling facilities to conduct fMRI studies. funcLAB now uses Intel quad-core processors in its CPU, giving the system more power to analyze complex fMRI data. The funcLAB computer is available in a 19-inch rack-mounted server, and has the power to analyze 3-tesla fMRI data.

The funcLAB data processing server attaches to a facility's computer network, and functional and anatomical MR images are sent in DICOM format to the processor without the need for manual intervention. The resulting brain maps of anatomy fused with functional results are available onsite and over the Web through a browser-based interface.


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