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How to Enable and Use SAFIRE/ADMIRE

How to Enable and Use SAFIRE/ADMIRE

How to Enable and Use SAFIRE/ADMIRE Computed Tomography SAFIRE1 (Sinogram Affirmed Iterative Reconstruction) and ADMIRE2 (Advanced Modeled Itera- tive Reconstruction) are CT reconstruction technologies that result in improved image quality with reduced noise and increased image sharpness. As such, these Iterative Reconstruction methods can generate highly-diagnostic images from datasets acquired with significantly less dose. 1. On the Recon parameter card, select the SAFIRE or ADMIRE checkbox to enable the feature. The Recon Job number associated with that reconstruction turns blue, and the “Kernel” se- lection dropdown becomes the “Algorithm” selection dropdown to indicate that SAFIRE or ADMIRE has been enabled. Recon job 12 34567 . . . . eries description Abdomen 5.0 130f 5 Slice 5.0 mm ] Recon job type . Axial . 3D SAFIRE M Strength 3 Recon region: Narrow Wide Algorithm 130f medium smooth None Recon job 1 2 3 4 5 6 ... Series description Abdomen 5.0 130f 5 FAST M Window Abdomen Begin posit Slice 5.0 mm ] Recon job type o Axial 3D End posit ADMIRE M Strength Recon region: Narrow Wide o Algorithm 130f medium smooth None HD FoV FOV 322 mm2: Image order Cranio FAST M Window Abdomen Begin position Center X -933.7 mm 2 -1 mm 2: Increm Overview Center Y No. of imag End position -1284.5 mm 0 mm : Mirroring None Comments HD FoV FoV 322 mm 2 Image order Craniocaudal Extended CT scale Center X 1 mm 2: Increment 5.0 mm 2: Routine Scan Recon Auto Tasking Overview Center Y 0 mm :: No. of images 71 Mirroring None Comments Extended CT scale Routine Scan Recon Auto Tasking 2. From the Algorithm selection dropdown, se- lect the desired algorithm depending upon SAFIRE Strength 5 the body region. In the Strength selection Algorithm 130f medium smooth box, choose a strength from 1 to 5. FAST M Window .SoftTissue o The Strength determines the ADMIRE Strength 5 intensity with which the iterative Algorithm 130f medium smooth B.SoftTissue reconstruction algorithm is HD FAST M Window El-Standard applied. The higher the Strength, 130f medium smooth Overview 140f medium the lower the image noise in the Mirroring HD F 144f medium #]-Vascular reconstructed image, but the more Extended CT +]-LowContrast modified the image may appear. Overview E.Lung/Bone E.Cardio Mirroring E.DE Extended CT s" E. AIL SIEMENS siemens.com/healthineers Healthineers Job Aid | How to Enable and Use SAFIRE/ADMIRE Effective Date: 07/10/2018 | Quality HOOD05162002911486 3. Start the reconstruction by pressing the blue Recon button near the bottom left corner of the screen. Load Hold Recon Recon NOTE: The image impression of data reconstructed with SAFIRE or ADMIRE can differ from the images which are reconstructed with a conventional (filtered back projection) method. Compare the SAFIRE/ADMIRE images with the conventional images side-by-side using comparable kernels/algorithms. NOTE: Many Siemens CT scanners are factory-equipped with default protocols that utilize Iterative Reconstruction and therefore inherently reflect a reduction in recommended dose parameters. When creating custom protocols that utilize Iterative Reconstruction, take into account the dose reduction capabilities of this technology and adapt dose parameters accordingly. 1) In clinical practice, the use of SAFIRE may reduce CT patient dose depending on the clinical task, patient size, anatomical location, and clinical practice. A consultation with a radiologist and a physicist should be made to determine the appropriate dose to obtain diagnostic image quality for the particular clinical task. The following test method was used to determine a 54 to 60% dose reduction when using the SAFIRE reconstruction software. Noise, CT numbers, homogenity, low contast resolution, and high contrast resolution were assessed in a Gammex 438 phantom. Low dose data reconstructed with SAFIRE showed the same image quality compared to full dose data based on this test. Data on file. 2) In clinical practice, the use of ADMIRE may reduce CT patient dose depending on the clinical task, patient size, anatomical location, and clinical practice. A consultation with a radiologist and a physicist should be made to determine the appropriate dose to obtain diagnostic image quality for the particular clinical task (Please note, there are no quantitative dose reduction claims currently cleared for ADMIRE). Siemens Healthineers Services Page 2 of 3 © Siemens Healthcare GmbH, 2017 Please note that the learning material is for training purposes only! 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