Camera-based prospective motion correction for magnetic resonance imaging with the Kinetic Sensor gains FDA 510(k) clearance!

With FDA 510(k) clearance for the MAGNETOM Vida with syngo MR XA11B on 18th January 2019, for the first time, the FDA has provided clearance for camera-based, prospective motion correction for MR imaging. The clearance includes the MPRAGE sequence and the fiducial markers for motion correction.

The Kinetic Sensor and associated prospective motion correction technologies are part of the Siemens MR BioMatrix portfolio, developed under a close collaboration between Siemens Healthineers and KinetiCor.


MPRAGE without (left) and with (right) prospective motion correction. Similar motion was detected for both scans. Images acquired on MAGNETOM Vida with Head/Neck 64. Courtesy of Siemens Healthineers.

HealthTrust Innovation Summit – Tucson, Arizona

KinetiCor attended the 2018 HealthTrust Innovation Summit to demonstrate our Kinetic Sensor along with Siemens Healthineers. The HealthTrust Innovation Summit is an opportunity for suppliers to present products that represent significant technological advancement and meaningful improvement in clinical outcomes or patient care. The Kinetic Sensor, an in-bore camera system that enables technologists to visually monitor the patient’s face, is a part of Siemens Biomatrix Technology on the new FDA approved MAGNETOM Sola MRI System.  We are looking forward to RSNA, taking place November 25th-29th in Chicago, where we can be found at South Hall Booth 4932.

FDA Clears MAGNETOM Sola 1.5T MRI Scanner from Siemens Healthineers

• First 1.5T MRI scanner featuring innovative BioMatrix technology to reduce variations in patient imaging
• New applications such as SMS TSE reduce scan times by up to 46 percent

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the MAGNETOM Sola, a 1.5 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner from Siemens Healthineers that brings groundbreaking BioMatrix technology to the 1.5T market. This technology addresses patient anatomical and physiological differences, as well as differences in how users set up and conduct MRI exams, to increase productivity and decrease rescans for improved efficiency and patient satisfaction. With the MAGNETOM Sola, Siemens Healthineers is expanding precision medicine and transforming the delivery of patient care.

The MAGNETOM Sola helps healthcare providers perform a full range of routine and complex MRI exams while accelerating workflow and delivering consistent results across all patient types. BioMatrix Sensors save setup time and inform the correct exam strategy. Respiratory Sensors in the patient table eliminate the need for navigators with respiratory-triggered sequences. A new Kinetic Sensor, an in-bore camera system, enables technologists to visually monitor the patient’s face. BioMatrix Tuners improve the quality and reproducibility of head, neck, and spine imaging using distortion-mitigating software and hardware. BioMatrix Interfaces utilize artificial intelligence and body models to expedite patient positioning and deliver consistent, reproducible results.

The scanner architecture offers extremely high performance in an open, 70-cm bore. Larger body regions can be covered in one step with a full 50x50x50 cm field of view. Ultra-lightweight, anatomy-adaptive coils improve patient comfort while delivering high signal-to-noise ratio with up to 204 RF channels.

New software enables faster scanning to benefit patients and the facility. Multi-Slice TSE reduces routine musculoskeletal scan times by up to 46 percent. Compressed Sensing not only makes cardiac and dynamic liver exams faster but also enables imaging of patients who cannot reliably hold their breath.

Combined with Dot workflow engines and Tim 4G technology, the software accelerates scanning from positioning to post-processing with continual quality control of image data. The result is increased productivity and consistency across patients and exams.

“With the MAGNETOM Sola, we provide the 1.5T market with the latest MRI advancements designed to overcome the challenges of imaging diverse patient populations,” said Jane Kilkenney, Vice President of Magnetic Resonance, Siemens Healthineers North America. “By delivering unmatched levels of automation and personalization that address patient and user variability, we enable customers to achieve high-quality imaging – consistently and efficiently – across all patients and procedures.”

A cardiovascular edition of the MAGNETOM Sola – which includes high-performance hardware and software such as Compressed Sensing Cardiac Cine, MyoMaps, and the Cardiac Dot engine – is also available.


ISMRM- Paris, France

It was an exciting and busy week in Paris at ISMRM. Over 135 people visited the Kineticor booth representing more than 100 facilities around the world. Researchers that visited explore areas such as fMRI, pediatrics, PET/MR, MR guided ultrasound, and surgical biopsies, among many others. Siemens Healthineers also announced our collaboration on the Kinetic Sensor which is an integral part of and one of the key features of the BioMatrix technology and of the new 1.5 Tesla MRI scanner Magnetom Sola and of the 3T Magnetom Vida system. Learn more about BioMatrix technology and the Kinetic Sensor here:



10th Magnetom World Summit – Bamberg, Germany

KinetiCor was pleased to be invited to be one of three sponsors at the 10th Magnetom World Summit.

The Summit was a wonderful venue to meet Siemens MR customers from around the globe as they learned about the newest advances in MR. It was exciting to demonstrate the KinetiCor solution to such a forward-looking set of MR enthusiasts, and Bamberg was a perfect backdrop:  a beautiful and historic city close to the Siemens MR factory in Erlangen, Germany.


European Congress of Radiology – Vienna, Austria

Vienna was chilly and beautiful for the European Congress of Radiology this year. We presented our solution in the KinetiCor booth in Expo 1,  and it was also showcased with the new Siemens SOLA 1.5T MR scanner.

The Kinetic camera is now embedded in the Siemens Biomatrix Platform as the Kinetic sensor, allowing superior visualization of the patient – inside and out.


Radiological Society of North America – Chicago, IL

The KinetiCor booth was amazingly busy! Our solution was presented to the industry in the KinetiCor booth as well as in the Siemens booth as part of the premiere of the new VIDA 3T MR scanner.

It was very gratifying to see that prospective motion correction is of such interest and importance to MR customers.

If you missed us in 2017, look for us at RSNA 2018, in booth 4932.