MRE is Innovation

Re-imagining the Diagnostic Power of Touch

Many diseases dramatically change the mechanical properties of previously healthy tissue. This why physicians often employ their sense of touch during physical examination – an ancient technique called palpation – as a powerful way to detect certain diseases like cancer.  But this technique is subjective and can only be applied in accessible regions of the body.

Magnetic Resonance Elastography (MRE) is a revolutionary imaging tool that quantitatively depicts the mechanical properties of tissue almost anywhere in the body.  With MRE, radiologists can measure changes in tissue stiffness that occur in conditions like fibrosis and cancer, and obtain information painlessly and noninvasively that previously may have required a biopsy.

 

Ultimately, this means earlier detection and higher chance of successful treatment. 

Resounding Innovation

A major application of MRE is in detecting or ruling-out liver damage, called fibrosis, in patients with conditions such as chronic viral hepatitis and fatty liver disease.  MRE uses MRI and mechanical vibrations to create color cross-sectional images that vividly display the stiffness of liver tissue.  These images provide physicians with a clear indication of the presence or absence of fibrosis in the liver.  For many patients, MRE is a more comfortable, less expensive, and reliable alternative to invasive liver biopsy.

TRADITIONAL MRI

The image here shows a typical MRI scan of the liver. While MRI is incredibly powerful at seeing anatomy, function, etc., traditional MRI hasn't yet been able to reliably distinguish between healthy tissue and stiffer tissue, such as fibrosis or cirrhosis.

Co-developed and licensed exclusively from 
Mayo Clinic, MR Elastography is:

THE MOST ACCURATE AVAILABLE

In multiple comparative analyses with ultrasound exams or needle biopsy, MRE demonstrates the highest degree of sensitivity and specificity across all levels of liver fibrosis.

REFERRER FRIENDLY

MRE gives referring physicians a powerful new option for liver assessment. It is a new tool that provides diagnostic information without the discomfort and risk of complications due to invasive procedure, enabling more frequent evaluation when closer monitoring is needed.

COMFORTABLE FOR PATIENTS

Instead of feeling anxious over an invasive needle biopsy, patients can relax knowing that their liver MRE exam will be completely painless.

FAST AND CONVENIENT

A typical MRE exam can be performed in just minutes.  With over 1,400 locations worldwide, MRE is widely available.

Quality is at our core

Our quality assurance system covers everything we do, from product development to distribution, support, and service. Our customer focused system is built on strong processes combined with continuous improvement.

Medical Devices

Our Quality Management System is ISO 13485:2003 / Cor 1:2009 and EN ISO 13485:2012 certified. Our EN ISO 13485:2012 accreditation ensures our medical devices and related services consistently meet customer requirements and applicable regulatory requirements.

Marketing Authorizations

Europe: the Resoundant Acoustic Driver System is marketed under CE (European conformity) mark device classification IIa in compliance with European directive 93/42/CEE on Medical Devices. 

USA: MRE devices are marketed under 510(k) FDA clearance. 

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