ScanLabMR introduces new feature, UltraLab, to help students master Important MR concepts and parameter manipulation

January 17, 2024
ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 15, 2024 — Today, MRI simulation software leader, ScanLabMR, announced the release of UltraLab, a breakthrough software feature that combines two previously separated concepts: image contrast and spatial resolution, into one interface. The UltraLab interface also brings together radiofrequency (RF) and scan time elements within Gradient Echo, Spin Echo and Fast Spin echo pulse sequences.

For ScanLabMR’s educational partners and clients, UltraLab provides an enhanced user experience that will help students master important MRI concepts and improve the quality of MRI education.

In addition, with UltraLab, users can select their preferred MRI vendor, which will prompt the interface to assume the parameter terminology and behavior specific to that vendor. UltraLab also offers users the option of choosing a desired voxel size and field strength, so images can be generated based on the chosen spatial resolution as well as the T1 recovery time differences of their field strength selection.

Currently, many students and MRI operators are unclear on how various parameters impact their images. Now, with the UltraLab interface, users can select from SNR, Time, Spatial Resolution, and RF checkboxes, so it’s easy to visualize and understand how parameters affect each one.

These industry-first features represent a significant step forward in breaking down the stigma associated with parameter manipulation in MRI and across various MRI vendors and field strengths.

“UltraLab is a major enhancement to the ScanLabMR software and comes from almost one-and-a-half years of careful research and product development,” said Matthew Hayes, President and Creator of ScanLabMR. “It’s a game-changing development in MRI education, and we look forward to seeing how our clients benefit from its release.”

About ScanLabMR and ScanLabCT
ScanLabMR and ScanLabCT are the first-ever MRI and CT simulators that quantify and assess clinical competence and scan quality. Our revolutionary virtual software replicates real-life MRI and CT scans and clinical situations so users can experience all thoughts and practices of being at the scanner but without unnecessary safety risk to the patient, loss of revenue, and time and scheduling constraints. ScanLabMR and ScanLabCT also provides educators and managers with the tools to evaluate and quantitatively assess user performance to bring a higher standard of education and training to universities, hospitals, and medical facilities.