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There is a real-world need for a shift in engineering philosophy towards disease-specific, outcomes-based technology. This need is so great that we’ve formed strategic partnerships with organizations that are investing millions of dollars in the research and development of diagnostic technologies that can better detect mTBI. To help with this effort, we built Tomorrow's MR, the SIGNA™ Premier, an advanced MR system equipped with innovative coil and gradient technology that directly links to cloud-based analytics. It's the future of MR technology and it's ready today.
The latest in gradient coil technology
60 cm performance in a 70 cm bore
Everyone should have access to high-performance MR image quality. That’s why, with SIGNA Premier, we started with the 70 cm patient bore. From there, we found a way to maintain the thermal stability of a high-performance gradient in a wide bore. SuperG gradient coil technology improves acquisition speeds by leveraging force-balanced, all-hollow conductors with independent cooling circuits for the X, Y and Z-axes. By directly cooling each gradient layer, SIGNA Premier maximizes the duty cycle for Human Connectome protocols (MultiShell DTI and high resolution fMRI) and high resolution body, musculoskeletal and cardiac imaging without sacrificing patient comfort or bore size. As a result, SIGNA Premier is the only MR with 60 cm performance in a true 70 cm bore.
Greater consistency and stability for advanced fMRI
An all-hollow gradient coil with a force-balanced design leads to superb stability for the most demanding applications.
With great speed comes great clarity
Speed plays an important role in making research protocols practical for clinical use. In addition to a high performance gradient coil and an industry-leading number of channel counts, SIGNA Premier includes three accelerating techniques, HyperBand, HyperSense and HyperCube, which provide astonishing imaging with unsurpassed speed. Used together, these technologies help researchers achieve standard clinical exam times for advanced imaging protocols.
Experience freedom with
When we set out to build the MR of the future, one thing was certain, we knew we needed to revolutionize the patient-coil experience. We started this journey with SIGNA Premier. Drawing inspiration from the interactions and objects that bring us comfort in our daily lives, we realized that to a patient, the experience of wearing coils is similar to the experience of being covered with a blanket. This realization led us to develop the innovative AIR Technology. A revolutionary, lightweight coil design that comfortably conforms to a patient’s body. It’s also less cumbersome for technologists to position and has the high density channel count radiologists rely on for image quality.
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Form fitting for every form
Freedom in coil positioning and handling is the ultimate goal of any coil design. The weight of coil technology is half of this
design challenge. The other is flexibility. AIR Technology has an industry-leading flexible design. From young patients to professional athletes, it comfortably conforms to the size and shape of every patient. Not only does this improve the scan experience, it has the added benefit of improving signal quality by bringing the elements closer to the patient.
A revolution starts with a single loop
To design a lighter coil that conforms to the shape of individual human anatomies, we had to start with the underlying coil technology. Each AIR Technology coil element is comprised of two basic components. The Inca conductor and E-mode module. Two powerful pieces of technology designed to improve SNR regardless of condition, giving us the flexibility to create coil geometries without compromising image quality. Together, they combine what was seven different components into two. This simplified design is the basis for a revolutionary coil design that is 60 percent lighter, offers more flexibility and has the largest area of coverage.
Weighs less than
grams per sq cm
*Compared to previous generation technology
Channel after channel of industry-leading coverage
Because AIR Technology is more flexible than the traditional electromechanical design, elements can overlap one another while maintaining signal performance. The result, a coil suite with the industry’s highest density coverage for whole body, multi-station imaging with more than 140 total channels.
This ultra-high channel density improves parallel imaging acceleration and signal penetration at the same time. Patients and technologists benefit from a lightweight, flexible design and radiologists get the extra channels they need for outstanding image quality. In the end, everybody wins with AIR Technology.
channels over 35 cm
channels over 65 cm
channels over 110 cm
48 Channel Head Coil and Coil Suite
The optional 48 Channel Head Coil delivers phenomenal performance for every patient. Its fit-adaptable design addresses 99.99 percent of the patient population while preserving high SNR. It also maximizes the clinical capabilities of advanced imaging applications such as HyperWorks technologies and is compatible with both EEG and fMRI simultaneously.
of the patient population.
b = 10,000 s/mm2
TE = 92.8 ms
2.5 mm isotropic
b = 1,000 and 2,500 s/mm2
Fueling the future of MR
Our SIGNA™Works productivity platform redefines what’s possible. Acquire calculated, quantitative ADC maps with MAGiC DWI. Streamline post-processing for higher efficiency and enhanced workflow with the amazing capabilities of ImageWorks and improve image quality up to eight times faster with our HyperWorks applications.
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48 Channel Head Coil
48 Channel Head Coil
48 Channel Head Coil
Whole Body Imaging
Today’s clinical challenges are growing more specific. They go beyond the need to see, to the need to understand and they require a focused and collaborative effort to solve. SIGNA Premier was created from such an effort, which is why it’s not just the next iteration of today’s technology. It’s the MR technology of the future, so we can start building a better understanding of diseases today.