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IMROC Advanced MRI Communication System is Featured Siemens Accessory at RSNA 2011

Ground-breaking MRI fiber optical communication system brings
new level of productivity to the Siemens MAGNETOM Family


TEL AVIV, ISRAEL (November 21, 2011) – Siemens AG has chosen Optoacoustics’ IMROC™ Multi-Channel Communication System as a featured accessory for its MAGNETOM family of MRI scanners, and will promote the System at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2011 conference in Chicago starting on November 27.

IMROC is the most advanced and complete communication system available for MRI environments. It enables up to eight concurrent dialogs during a scan – five doctors, one patient and two technologists – in any configuration. IMROC provides crisp, clear speech with very low latency, is certified by Siemens as completely MRI safe, and is field-proven.

Using IMROC, doctors can work smoothly and quietly, speaking freely with technicians and patients in any MRI environment. The System uses Optoacoustics’ DSP-based adaptive noise reduction to filter out MR acoustic gradient noise, with three selectable modes to fit every scenario. IMROC components include lightweight self-hearing headsets with built-in ear defenders and high fidelity optical speakers, FOMRI-III™ dual channel noise cancelling microphones, personal switching units and a full-featured control room mixing console.

IMROC is used extensively at leading interventional MRI research centers, including those where Siemens’ MAGNETOM scanners provide the most advanced imaging modalities available, such as the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the University of Utah School of Medicine, and Klinikum Coburg in Germany. Radiologists and technologists have praised IMROC for improving personal productivity and clinical throughput.

“We’re honored and thrilled to be invited by Siemens to join them in promoting the IMROC System at RSNA 2011,” said Dr. Yuvi Kahana, CEO of Optoacoustics and a creator of the IMROC. “We look forward to seeing IMROC become an integral part of every Siemens MRI suite.”

IMROC can be seen at Siemens Booth 822 in Lakeside Center, Hall D at RSNA 2011.


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