Called "Multiparameter Perfusion Imaging with Leakage Correction," the patent applies to an MRI technique referred to loosely as "dual echo." The method simultaneously generates both dynamic contrast and dynamic contrast-enhanced permeability parameters using a single, more simplified MRI acquisition sequence.
The protocol eliminates the need to administer preload doses of gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCA), which results in a 50% reduction in GBCA consumption for MRI perfusion data acquisition, according to the company.
The sequencing protocol is already patented in the U.S., the company said.
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