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NEW MRI MUSIC SYSTEM GIVES PATIENT MORE CONTROL
ATLANTIC BEACH, NY-- Magnacoustics, Inc., manufacturer of MRI Music Systems with
patented Transducers compatible with all MRIs, is announcing GENESIS ULTRA
at the 2009 Radiological Society of North America Show in Chicago.
New features include:
- New iPod interface -- Allows a broader
range of media for patient relaxation.
- Active Volume Compensation -- Automatically raises volume level to help
hide MRI gradient noise. As the MRI creates more noise, the volume level of music will
increase to compensate. As the MRI noise is reduced, the volume level is decreased to
- Active Volume Stabilization -- Automatically adjusts volume level to give
patients an even flow of music. This feature automatically raises the volume level when
soft music is playing and lowers the volume when loud music is playing.
Patient Handheld Volume and
Media Selection Controls --
with Voice Feedback are equipped with the ability to
interface with a FM/AM stereo, multi-CD player, Satellite Radio and iPod. These
empowering choices distract and relax even the most apprehensive patients by facilitating
control of their own
"Our new Patient Control System now allows patients to fine-tune the volume level
of music to their specific requirements, change the selection of music and even
control an iPod" states
Wayne Lederer, chief executive officer of Magnacoustics, Inc. "This and all the
new features in GENESIS ULTRA will increase comfort levels and MRI patient
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- Key Benefits
- Tested Approved and also available directly
- Our New Genesis IV MRI Music System, Gives
Patients More Control and includes:
- Patient volume and selection
controls with voice feedback for maximum comfort, and versatility.
- Backlit Technologist Control
Unit allows operation of the entire system with a touch of the button even
in low light environments, and is Human Factors
Engineered for ease or operation.
- Built-in intercom system: allows the
technologist to speak to the patients even while the scan is in progress.
- GE customers can also take advantage of
intercom integration features.
- Active Volume Compensation: As the gradient
noise increases; the music volume level to the patients will increase, as gradient noise
is reduced; the music volume level lowers.
- Compression: This feature
automatically raises the volume level when soft music is playing, and lowers when loud
music is playing, giving patients a more even sound level.
- Built in interface for fMRI.
- Built in interface for Video
- Entire 100 % Microprocessor
controlled for ease of operation and reliability.
- CD Player.
- USB port for
- AM/FM Stereo.
- Built in
interface for iPod's
- The latest DSP technology from Texas Instrument provide the highest sound quality, and
flattest frequency response available in the industry from 20 Hz to 20 kHz.
- Custom designed Transducer Amplifiers.
- Patented Magnetically Inert RF Shielded
- Technologist Music System.
Our new, for 2009 patented MagnaLink™ Stethoscope Headset System
complies with GE HealthCare’s MR Safety Guide requirement of
29dB NRR or greater tested to ANSI standard.
New style earplug provides a better acoustic seal and the highest level of
attenuation available 30dB NRR test to ANSI standard
Our Stethoscope headsets provide 26.7 decibels of attenuation at 1 kHz. (Certified by Aero
- Genesis Ultra is compatible with all
Manufacturers MRIs' and Field Strengths.
- All Systems include full installation kits.
- CE and UL marked for export 50/60 Hz and
"Several keys to Magnacoustics success have
been its ability to create the best sounding MRI Music System available, its ease of
operation, reliability and self-diagnostic capabilities. All these features are enhanced
in the GENESIS ULTRA System."
In 1988, the Atlantic Beach, NY-based Magnacoustics, Inc. Developed the first
magnetically inert patented pneumatic RF-shielded transducer. For additional information
and pricing on GENESIS ULTRA contact Magnacoustics at
* Automated Voice Command is available
on most GE equipment.
Background Information on MRIs
An MRI allows the physician to look at specific tissues that can not be seen with any
other type of imaging. The MRI scan is safe, non-invasive, and is vastly preferred to
exploratory surgery and other alternatives. However, approximately 10 percent of patients
who undergo an MRI exam are unable to complete the procedure.
The patient enters a tube-like chamber approximately seven feet in length; the inner
walls of the cylinder are typically 12 inches from the patients face. The patient
must lie motionless for up to an hour while the machine clangs loudly like a jackhammer.
Patients often have trouble dealing with the confinement and the deafening noise that
accompany an MRI. Many patients begin to panic and end up aborting the test. This creates
a problem for the patient who will have to retake the MRI exam to be properly diagnosed.
It also becomes a problem for the hospital or imaging center -- unsuccessful exams result
in lower productivity and the loss of revenue.
Magnacoustics, Inc. Manufacture's equipment designed to help increase patient comfort
and patient throughput for MRIs. Magnacoustics lead product, Genesis
a state of the art music system designed for all MRI systems.
"Regardless of what happens under health care reform, hospitals are becoming
increasingly cost conscious," says Lederer. "Productivity is a key issue. It is
important that every scheduled MRI scan be completed. In addition, consumers are
increasingly sophisticated as they shop for health care. They are taking their business
where they will be the most comfortable and get the services they want."
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