The discovery of vulnerability of the Log4J library (CVE-2021-44228) prompted our software teams to investigate the problem and its impact on our software and also on our customers. Our investigation shows, that the ParaVision software does not use the log4j library, but Topspin 4 versions needed for ParaVision 360 operation of MR systems use the affected versions of the log4j library. However, we do not believe at this time that the Log4J gap can affect the safety of the MR spectrometer (or processing workstation) in any way. Logging is done entirely internally without involving user input, so we do not currently see any way in which the issue could be exploited.
The latest version of Bruker Log4j patch is available here. The evaluation of the Log4j issue continues. We recommend to regularly check this page for updates.
Focusing on consistent quantification, ParaVision 360 makes scanning even more intuitive, while maintaining the full flexibility that Bruker users praise. The enlarged MRI sequence portfolio, which is exclusive to Bruker, and the powerful image data evaluation functions lead to maximum proficiency in scanning and analysis, while the simplicity and uniformity across the range of instrumentation allows operators to put their focus on their research.
MRI Highlights of ParaVision 360 3.3
Acceleration Suite Extension
ParaVision 360 3.3 continues to expand the ParaVision Acceleration Suite.
Greater RARE Flexibility
The RARE phase encoding has been completely redefined to provide greater T2-weighted imaging flexibility allowing freely selectable TE. Additionally, the newly introduced RAREvfl method enables fast T2-weighted 3D imaging.
Improved Cardiac Imaging
Acceleration techniques are extremely valuable in cardiac studies, where the length of individual measurements is often limited by the instability of these models. In ParaVision 360 3.3, new methods have been introduced to significantly facilitate these measurements.
For more information on cardiac imaging, please read here.
PEAK GRAPPA enables acquisition of high-quality CINE data in a significantly reduced measurement time. FcFLASH with (156 x 156) µm² in plane resolution
Interactive Quantitative Mapping
Self-Gated Cardiac Imaging
MR or CT based Attenuation Correction
Dynamic FDG uptake with PET/CT
1Available for BioSpec 3T, Inline PET/MR, and PET/CT Si78
2For instruments with Animal Transport System
1 Work in progress research feature. Outcomes depend on the available shim hardware
2 Compressed Sensing is work in progress
Bruker’s commitment to provide customers with unparalleled help throughout the buying cycle, from initial inquiry to evaluation, installation, and the lifetime of the instrument is now characterized by the LabScape service concept.
LabScape Maintenance Agreements, On-Site On-Demand and Enhance Your Lab are designed to offer a new approach to maintenance and service for the modern laboratory