Our Solution Approach
From Enterprise to End Consumer
Our focus is on improving assessment of the most common health issues arising from excess fat, injury, and ageing. More sensitive detection assists in planning better treatment, and improves outcomes when problems are detected at early onset.
Map percentage body fat via images collected in a short 30 second scan. Measure percentage fat within and around organs, the ratio of visceral fat to subcutaneous fat, and the total percentage fat over multiple slices.
Complete non-invasive assessment of diffuse liver disease requires the mapping of steatosis, hemosiderosis, fibrosis, and hepatitis. LiverMap is aiming towards that goal, with initial mapping of percentage fat and iron.
Muscle recovery from injury is linked with the inflammatory process, while atrophy and weakness may owe to fat infiltration. MuscleMap aims to map inflammation plus percentage fat via a combination of two scans.
Joint damage and cartilage wear and tear impact us all. JointMap aims to map proteoglycan concentration in cartilage as an early indicator of joint damage, along with more general maps of the cartilage collagen matrix.
Evolution of Applications
Advancing health mapping through quantitative magnetic resonance imaging.
Characteristic MR tissue parameters are extracted by modeling MR signal behaviour over a specific time course of image slices.
MR parameters validated as biomarkers are mapped pixel-by-pixel across an image to obtain a precise picture of tissue health.
Volumetric measurement of organ health is achieved by tissue segmentation across multiple contiguous biomarker maps.
The Dive-in Platform is a dynamic post processing software package for quantitative image analysis. Dive-in offers easy MR parameter mapping - foundation for imaging biomarkers and health applications - plus stepwise image math operations for custom processing and flexible image viewing.
Standout features include:
The Dive-in platform comes in three versions, ranging from fundamental MR parameter mapping to specific biomarker and health applications:
Dive-in-Lite: Our baseline version covering image viewing, enhancement, measurement, and maths, along with basic mapping of MR tissue parameters.
Dive-in-Plus: Extending upon Dive-in Lite, with multi-component biomarkers, plus automatic map statistics and histograms for greater accuracy and insight.
Dive-in-Pack: All the features of Dive-in Plus with addition of our Map Apps. FatMap is our first offer in the Dive-in Pack, for mapping percentage body fat.
Find out more on our Product Features page below.
Workflow for Applications
Image acquisition settings are entered from the Application’s data collection protocol and are saved for future use.
Acquired image data is analysed on the clients PC with the Dive-in Platform, or using an Application specific Wizard.
Clear and concise reports of the severity of a given biomarker are generated throughout the tissue of interest.
More informed decisions can be made to aid in the identification and treatment of debilitating health problems.
Large datasets or complex analysis?
We have experience to help with QMRI.
Wanting to expand your imaging services?
We can customise to match your operations.
Need extra features or a new Application?
We can add extra functionality to plug-in.
To get your scanner setup to collect the right images for one of our clinical applications, please download a PDF of the required imaging protocol and scanner settings from our Products page. Please contact Support if you require any assistance with setup, or for independent confirmation of analysis results.
To accommodate your level of application usage, all our applications are available with pay per volume licenses. Simply choose the number of analyses you would like to purchase through our Shop page. All licenses are floating, allowing license switching between any PC - Windows, Mac or Linux.
FatMap is our first biomarker "app", currently available for study use. With FatMap you can map percentage fat down to mm resolution within the body, to quantify fat with in organs and tissues such as liver and muscle, or to identify the extent of visceral or pericardial fat.
For future biomarkers please see our Pipeline for Applications above.
Biomarker mapping results are presented on single page PDF reports, that can be readily shared with mobile devices. All reports show the representative biomarker value for the region analysed, along with the colour biomarker map and histogram. Histograms enable easy visual interpretation of the spread of biomarker values throughout body tissues.
Please search our site map to find the MRI centre closest to you, with the list of imaging biomarker tests that they provide.
The Dive-in platform allows technologists and research scientists to explore, manipulate and analyse MR data to map multiple biomarkers of tissue pathology. This approach yields sensitive parameters to detect physiological changes in patients following intervention. Additional insight can be obtained into the mode of action of the intervention, to optimise therapy, and improve patient selection.
MagnePath has specialist expertise in the conduct of imaging biomarker studies, from QMRI protocol design to analysis of the image data. Please contact Support if you require any assistance. If you are interested in investigating the suitability of a specific MR parameter to a assessing particular condition, please contact us, as we would be interested to hear of your potential use case.
Please contact us if you would like further details on our image acquisition protocols for provision on your MRI scanners. Our protocols are designed to collect the best spread of quantitative data for greater accuracy and precision in MR parameter mapping, whilst also being suitable to the capacity of scanners currently on the market.
Core Engine License
Our core biomarker mapping engine may be desirable to have deployed within your scanner software platform. Our engine also runs separable from the user interface, which further allows capacity for remote deployment on centralised or cloud servers. Patient information is stripped from communications, ensuring HIPAA compliance.
Our MR parameter mapping technology extends the current range of potential imaging biomarkers available through our techniques to extract multiple relaxation and diffusion rates per voxel. This can be done from image data sets collected in clinically acceptable scan times. Please contact us if you would like to partner on application development.