3D Time of flight MOTSA

Map the superficial arteries of the face without IV contrast

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We have developed a new MRI sequence to map the individual arterial anatomy of the face as a pre-operative and preventive step before reconstructive and aesthetic procedures, without the use of contrast agent, nor harmful x-rays.

Our radiologists have collaborated with the 3 biggest MRI firms: GE, Philips and Siemens to develop this new 3D Time of Flight MOTSA sequence, the sensitivity of which has been evaluated and published in a number of scientific articles*. Available on +80% of all 3T MRI’s worldwide

* Published in May 2021 in ASJ (IF 4.28)

One time, risk free MRI

Comprehensive overview of facial arteries

Infrared Lamp Preparation

Infrared Lamp Preparation
No Jewellery/ Makeup
15 minutes
Make facial expressions
Enhance blood flow

3D TOF MOTSA sequence

3D TOF MOTSA sequence
Free sequence, developed by AA
10-12’ examination time
Immediately after IR lamp
Head (+neck) coil

Image upload

Image upload
Date of birth
Unique upload code
Info on prescription

Benefits for your center

AR is a booming business in the medical environment, ideal opportunity for your center to jump on board

Significant increase in revenue with a minimal effort by yourself

Continuous stream of patients being sent to your team to get such a scan

One-time implementation needed and done in less than 1 hour

Free training session provided with all the information you need

Easy 3-step workflow: infrared lamp – MRI – image upload

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FAQs

In order to visualize the individual anatomy, some type of imaging is needed. An MRI Is currently the only technique that allows for a risk-free visualization, as there is no contrast injection nor radiation exposure involved.

A one-time MRI for each patient suffices, as the same arterial image can be visualized during each follow-up filler consultation (unless major facial changes occur in the meantime, such as a facelift, nose correction or big facial trauma)

Metal objects, such as braces or screws, are not a contra-indication to perform an MRI examination.  However, this may influence the arterial visualization of certain parts of the face. For example, braces may render the superior and inferior labial artery invisible due to artefacts. Similarly, a screw in the maxillary bone or mandibula may obscure (a part of) the angular and/or facial artery.

 

In case of cerebral clips or other intra-cerebral metal objects, please consult the responsible surgeon.

As the arterial anatomy of the face does not change significantly over time, we foresee a one-time MRI sufficient for the complete treatment period of your patient. However, in case of severe facial trauma or a facelift, we recommend repeating the MRI as the position of the arteries may change.

Yes, if the HCP instructs the secretary to execute the necessary steps in order to obtain the AR-image at the time of the first consultation. This implies:

  • Register the patient
  • Perform a 20” video of the patient’s face
  • Make the face 3D scan
  • Generate an MRI prescription
  • Make an MRI-appointment

The MRI prescription must be done on a computer within your personal account on the AA website after the patient has been created.

This prescription generates a unique code on the MRI prescription that is needed to correctly upload the MRI-images (done by the radiology department). Without this code, the images cannot be uploaded to the server and therefore cannot be used.

Currently, the developed MRI-protocol only supports 3T MRI-machines, due to the higher image quality that it generates. The list of supported MRI-centers grows continuously. Each new center needs a short start-up phase to receive the necessary documentation and explanation by Augmented Anatomy.

 

The available MRI-centers will be visible on the platform after you logged in. If you wish to send your patients to an MRI-center that is not yet included in the list, please reach out to us and we will do our best to contact the department to include them as well.

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