MRI Quality Management
Qmetrics supports research efforts using MRI by offering products and services to improve the quality of image data and the analytical results from that data. Quantitative measurement and 3D anatomical models rely on the accurate presentation of subject anatomy. Issues including geometric distortion, motion artifact, and scanner to scanner variation can affect the data, introducing noise and error into results.
Qmetrics offers products and services designed to improve the quality and reliability of image data. Below are some of the offerings. Our team looks forward to discussing your imaging study goals, and share our experience and materials to ensure study date is as robust and informative as possible. Contact Us to discuss our products and pricing.
Patient discomfort is a significant contributor to motion artifacts. It is hard for patients to remain still during a scan. The Qmetrics footrest is designed to provide a secure anchor for patients’ feet to be taped during an imaging study, reducing any “wiggling,” which may compromise the quality of the scan. Watch this video to learn more. The Footrest can be purchased for $125 USD, plus shipping and any applicable taxes. Contact Us to inquire about purchasing.
Qmetrics Uniformity and Linearity (UAL) Phantom for MRI
After searching extensively for a UAL phantom that meets the needs of multi-center clinical trials, Qmetrics built our own. Our UAL phantom’s large fill ports make filling and draining quick and easy. The large flange and seamless tub are rugged and designed to endure handling, storage and shipping without springing leaks. Qmetrics’ UAL phantom provides both a geometric grid and flood portion, so you can generate proof of a homogenous B0 magnetic field and proper coil performance. Don’t wait until you have acquired study data only to discover fading coil performance or geometric distortion. Collect evidence of image quality before and during your study with routine scans of our Qmetrics UAL phantom. The UAL Phantom rents for $750, but can also be purchased for $1,750 USD, plus shipping and any applicable taxes. Contact Us to inquire about obtaining one.
To read about proper use of the UAL Phantom, download the guide.
To view an instructional video on proper use of the phantom, visit our YouTube channel and watch.
Qmetrics T2 Phantom Belt
Our T2 belt provides a convenient means of adding T2 (spin-spin) relaxation time (time required for transverse magnetization signal to decay to 1/e of its original value) signal markers to your image data during acquisition. The belt contains 5 small vials with varying copper sulfate solution calibrated for T2 values of 10, 20, 30, 40 and 60ms in an adjustable Velcro-close belt. This supports the standardization of data acquired on multiple scanners for accurate and consistent data pooling. The T2 Phantom Belt can be purchased for $1,500 USD, plus shipping and any applicable taxes. Contact Us to inquire about purchasing.
Qmetrics UAL Scan Analysis
We are happy to have you send us your quality scans and provide you with a report on your scanner performance. Simply upload your quality scan using our secure on-line portal and we’ll provide you with our assessment of your scanners performance. Contact Us for complete details.