HQ Imaging helps radiology and research centers to obtain high-precision medical images, which are needed for diagnosis, therapeutic decision-making and fundamental research progress. Based on their in-depth expertise in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), HQ Imaging offers two main services: quality assurance and protocol optimization.
For scan quality assurance, HQ Imaging not only sells high-precision diffusion MRI phantoms, but also offers analysis of the acquired phantom data. HQ Imaging works cloud-based so it is easy to send images and receive a full quality report.
Whether you need a shorter scan time per patient or you would like to improve image quality, the HQ Imaging team can tune every MRI sequence to your needs. In addition, the assured image quality means less repeat scans (e.g artefact reduction) and faster radiological readings (e.g. better contrast to noise ratio, adaption of geometrical parameters).
HQ Imaging was founded in February 2015 by five MRI physicists as a spin-off of the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ). The idea that they could help radiology departments, research centers and even pharmaceutical companies, came to life when Michael Bach and the HQ imaging team won a prize for the development of their magnetic resonance diffusion weighted imaging phantoms. Winning the German High Tech Champion Award of the Fraunhofer Society showed the team how important “precision in radiology” really is.