Printer Friendly

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK PURCHASES INSTASCAN FROM ADVANCED NMR FOR USE IN ADVANCED RESEARCH AND CLINICAL APPLICATIONS

 WILMINGTON, Mass., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced NMR Systems (NASDAQ: ANMR) today announced that State University of New York (SUNY) Health Science Center at Syracuse has purchased its Ultra Fast EPI magnetic resonance imaging system, InstaScan, for use in a range of cutting-edge research and clinical applications.
 The purchase of this equipment was made possible by the cooperative effort of several Health Science Center departments, administration from University Hospital of the Health Science Center, and researchers at Syracuse University. Health Science Center leaders in this collaboration were Chairman of radiology Dr. Stephen Kieffer, Chairman of neurosurgery Dr. Charles Hodge, and Chairman of neurology Dr. Burk Jubelt. William Voorheis, president of Advanced NMR states, "This is the first truly collaborative team purchase of InstaScan we have seen. With the increased pressure to contain health care costs, multi- specialty teams of physicians coordinating their research efforts utilizing shared equipment may very well be the wave of the future. Hopefully, other medical institutions will be as successful as SUNY- Syracuse in maximizing equipment utilization."
 This system allows radiologists and other researchers to obtain MR images in less than 1/20 of a second, whereas conventional MR images may require up to several minutes to generate. New applications of this technology are still being discovered, but ultra fast scans using this echo planer technique have been in the news recently for enabling scientists to identify blood flow changes in brain associated with brain activity. These types of MR images show a few percent increase in intensity in regions where the brain is thinking.
 Neurosurgeons, neuroscientists, and radiologists at the Health Science Center will use their ANMR equipment to investigate specific questions dealing with how the brain is involved in pain perception, movement, speech, and the processing of written words. The regions of the brain associated with these important areas, once identified in a neurosurgery patient, could be avoided during an operation.
 InstaScan has already received FDA approval, facilitating the use of this resource in the clinical environment. According to Dr. Nikolaus Szeverenyi, Ph.D., scientific director of the Health Science Center's Radiology NMR Research Laboratory, "there are many new applications for this new technology lurking out there. Many parts of the body that have been difficult to image previously due to motion will now become accessible. This would include the imaging of claustrophobic and pediatric patients, who have a hard time holding still unless sedated. Echo planar or similar capabilities will be incorporated in all MR scanners in the future -- we are fortunate to have it now for the benefit of our patients and medical research."
 The SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse is one of 127 academic health centers in the nation. The center serves 1.9 million residents in a 15-county region through education in areas of medicine, nursing, health related professions, and graduate medical education, biomedical research and patient care. The Health Science Center is comprised of the College of Medicine, Clinical Campus in Binghamton, College of Health Related Professions, College of Graduate Studies, College of Nursing and the 350-bed tertiary care center of Central New York, University Hospital.
 Advanced NMR Systems, a Wilmington, Mass.-based company founded in 1983, is a leader in the development and manufacture of sophisticated MRI technology for use in research and clinical applications. Its EPI system is the only one to date to have received FDA approval.
 -0- 6/17/93
 /CONTACT: Susan Vander Velde of Advanced NMR Systems, 508-657-8876; or John F. Schepper of Schepper-Guscott Group, 617-259-1232 for Advanced NMR Systems/
 (ANMR)


CO: Advanced NMR Systems ST: Massachusetts IN: HEA SU:

CM -- NE003 -- 2951 06/17/93 09:33 EDT
COPYRIGHT 1993 PR Newswire Association LLC
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 1993 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:PR Newswire
Date:Jun 17, 1993
Words:605
Previous Article:GTECH ANNOUNCES FIRST-QUARTER RESULTS
Next Article:GROUND ROUND RESTAURANTS, INC. SHARES TO TRADE ON THE NASDAQ NATIONAL MARKET SYSTEM
Topics:


Related Articles
ADVANCED NMR SYSTEMS HAS FIRST SALE OF SCANNER TO A HOSPITAL USER
ADVANCED NMR SYSTEMS DOUBLES SIZE OF MANUFACTURING FACILITIES
MEMORIAL SLOAN-KETTERING CANCER CENTER PURCHASES ADVANCED NMR INSTASCAN HIGH-SPEED MRI SYSTEM
GE MEDICAL SYSTEMS AND ADVANCED NMR ANNOUNCE NEXT PHASE OF SALES AND MARKETING PROGRAM
ADVANCED NMR AND GE MEDICAL SYSTEMS ANNOUNCE LONG TERM AGREEMENT
ADVANCED NMR AND GE MEDICAL SYSTEMS ANNOUNCE LONG TERM AGREEMENT
ADVANCED NMR STARTS DELIVERY OF GE CONTRACT
ISG TECHNOLOGIES INC. ISSUES UPDATE, A NEWSLETTER FOR ISG INVESTORS
NMR: the competitive challenges increase.
LipoScience, Inc. Announces a Collaboration with BioReference Laboratories, Inc.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2016 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters