Integrating modern Engineering, medicine and cutting
Magnacoustics invented and patented the first
magnetically inert MRI music system, bringing quality
sound to MRI; but we didn’t stop there. We continuously
explore new ways to improve our system and support
advances in MRI research and clinical practice. Through
the decades we have maintained a reputation as the first
to deliver new technology with cutting edge design,
quality manufacturing and premium personal customer
Our motto is "100% Customer Satisfaction"
Improving clinical practice:
Working in collaboration with industry leaders in the fields of
science, medicine, technology and healthcare enables us to
respond to emerging needs and pioneer new ways for sound and
communication to be utilized in MRI's. Our Genesis ULTRA is more
than an MRI Music System; it's a functionally integrated
masterpiece of engineering excellence combining the finest
components available today.
100% compatibility & protection from obsolescence: The
Genesis ULTRA can be easily updated and is 100% compatible with
all MRI's. Genesis ULTRA is a smart investment today that will
not become obsolete tomorrow. Our Sound Advantage Initiative
guarantees free updates and upgrades for the Genesis ULTRA,
keeping your music/communication system compatible with MRI
advancements and a step ahead of the competition.
Auto Voice Commands
are sent directly into the patient's ears for breath-hold
sequences by utilizing Magnacoustics’ proprietary interface with
GE's hardware and software. In Auto Voice Command mode, the
patient can simply press a button to signal the Technologist
their readiness for the scan to begin. Available through OEM's only
Patient Handheld Volume and Media Selection Controls with Voice
equipped with the ability to interface with a FM/AM stereo, CD
and an iPod. These empowering choices distract even the most
apprehensive patients by facilitating control of their own
Automatic Volume Compensation System
raises and lowers the volume level for the patient in response
to varying sound pressure levels of the MRI.
SEE-IN-THE-DARK - Our GUI Electroluminescent Backlit
Technologist Control Unit
the Technologist operation of the entire system with the touch
of a button in a low lit MRI environment.
Integral proprietary interface with GE hardware and software
allows Technologists to utilize the existing GE console mic to
talk directly to the patients via the Magnacoustics system.
Digital Signal Processing technology makes the Genesis ULTRA the
best sounding system we have ever produced and has become the
PATENTED UNIQUE MAGNETICALLY
A sound system is only as good as its
ability to allow the patient to hear the music at all times.
Magnacoustics delivers in a way that no other manufacturer can,
with our patented magnetically inert 8 driver RF shielded
pneumatic transducer which carries a lifetime guarantee. This
innovation provides the highest quality sound, frequency
response and sound pressure available.
DESIGNED MOSFET AMPLIFIERS
Our MOSFET Amplifiers are
custom designed and provide protection for our 8 driver
transducer. Because of the highly reactive load
pneumatic transducers require, a typical "feedback style" amp will cause
premature failure. Our custom amplifiers are
guaranteed to provide a lifetime of service for our transducers.
A microphone attached to the transducer in the scan room “listens” to the MRI’s noise level and,
through Microprocessor Control, automatically adjusts the volume level for the
patient to compensate for different sound pressure levels as they vary with scan sequences.
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS DESIGNED DSP TECHNOLOGY
Our custom designed
DSP curves for our headsets
make the our Genesis ULTRA the best sounding MRI Communication
/ Music System available.
HAND HELD PATIENT CONTROLS
Our exclusive Handheld Controls allow the patient to
be in command of their environment during
procedures. The sense of being in control within the
MRI’s restricted environment enhances the calming
benefits of the music. Patients can change the
volume as well as the selection of music they hear.
A computer generated voice tells the patient,
‘volume up’ or ‘volume down,’ when the associated
button is depressed. These controls also allow
patients to signal the Technologists their readiness
to begin breath hold sequences. During fMRI studies
these same controls interface with computers to
indicate response to stimuli. A patient can relax and listen
while in control of music from an iPod, CD, Streaming MP3 via USB port, AM/FM
Stereo and even
another auxiliary source like Satellite Radio.
ADVANCED ENGINEERED UPGRADEABLE INTERFACE
upgradeable self diagnostic microprocessor controlled interface
is the powerhouse that drives our Genesis ULTRA. You are never
left behind since the ULTRA is designed with the capacity to implement
emerging technology as it becomes available. The latest advances are just a
firmware update away.
Control Unit (TCU)
Technologists can operate the entire system with the touch of a button though
Magnacoustics’ exclusive Microprocessor Controlled TCU. It boasts a backlit LCD
readout with an electroluminescent keypad designed for low light environments.
The display utilizes a graphical user interface to provide quick patient and
system status reports.
Technologist Mic | Intercom
The TCU controlled Technologist Mic opens a priority communication channel at
the touch of a button. This channel allows the Technologist to speak directly
into the patient's ears even while the scan is in progress. With GE magnets
there is another bonus feature, Magnacoustics’ exclusive proprietary interface
allows the Technologist to utilize their “built in keyboard intercom system” to
communicate with the patient.
AUTO VOICE COMMAND (AVC)
AVC is a another Magnacoustics exclusive proprietary interface developed in
collaboration with GE for MRI. AVC allows computer initiated “Auto Voice”
instructions from the MRI to be fed clearly and directly into the patients ears
for “breath hold” studies. This feature greatly reduces the Technologists work
load by streamlining complex procedures. When AVC is coupled with PRS Patient
Ready Signal scan times
are reduced, increasing throughput and revenue. Available through OEM's only.
NOISE ATTENUATING HEADSETS
Magnacoustics now offers two levels of noise attenuating
headsets. Our patented
our NEW MagnaCoil™
complies with GE Healthcare's MR Safety Guide requirement of 29dB NRR
or greater tested to ANSI Spec. Both of of our headsets provide the dual function of
protecting the patient’s hearing while providing clear communication and music
at the same time.
is equipped with acoustically sealing
noise attenuating earplugs that provide 38.7dB at 2kHz and an NRR of 30dB
of attenuation while
working with any coil. Each GE System comes with one MagnaCoil.
is equipped with acoustically sealing noise attenuating earplugs
that provide 38.7dB at 2kHz and an NRR of 30dB of attenuation
while working with any coil. Each GE System
now comes with one MagnaLink, 1 MagnaCoil 100 pair of MagnaPlugs
standard and 10 pair of MagnaPlug minis.
Headsets are equipped with acoustically sealing
noise attenuating replaceable eartips that
provide 29.8db at 2kHz and an
NRR of 18.1dB of attenuation while
working with any coil. Each non GE system comes
with 10 replaceable headsets.
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Please Note: Stereo Systems and
Specifications are subject to change
headset does not comply with GE HealthCare’s new MR Safety Guide's requirement
of 29dB NRR or greater tested to ANSI standard.