MR Neuro Imaging
Maximize MRI productivity in neuro imaging: Siemens MRI offers a comprehensive solution portfolio for diagnostic imaging and neuroscience research. With our latest innovations for brain imaging – GOBrain and Simultaneous Multi-Slice – we not only maximize productivity, but also bring advanced DTI and BOLD techniques into clinical routine and reduce the need for sedation and rescans.
Simultaneous Multi-Slice - Accelerate advanced neuro applications for clinical routine
Simultaneous Multi-Slice is a paradigm shift in MRI acquisition. This revolutionary technology helps cut neuro DWI scan times by as much as 68%,1 and significantly improves temporal resolution for BOLD fMRI, for higher sensitivity and specificity.
- Reduce imaging time for diffusion MRI by up to 68%1
- Bring advanced DTI and BOLD into clinical routine
- Push the limits in brain imaging research with acceleration factors up to 81
GOBrain - Push-button brain exams in 5 minutes2
GOBrain offers clinically validated push-button brain exams in just 5 minutes. With all relevant orientations and contrasts helping to reduce the need for sedation and rescans.
- Optimize diagnostic processes for neurological patients
- Potentially reduce the need for sedation, rescans and call-backs
- Improve patient throughput and reduce costs per scan
RESOLVE - Outstanding DWI diagnostic performance
RESOLVE is a diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) technique that reduces blurring and susceptibility artifacts. It is largely free of distortions and delivers sharp imaging at higher spatial resolution. RESOLVE is especially attractive for the evaluation of smaller lesions in a wide range of DWI and DTI examinations of the brain and spine.
- High resolution DWI with less distortion and less susceptibility
- Evaluation of smaller lesions and increased diagnostic confidence
- High resolution DTI of the brain and spine
Additional Neurology Applications
ZOOMit - the first TimTX TrueShape application for clinical use - uses dynamic excitation pulses to achieve selective field-of-view (zoomed) imaging. Zoom into your image to appreciate the smallest details, improve diagnostics and expand research possibilities with ZOOMit, powered by TimTX TrueShape. The results? Faster imaging, less susceptibility artifacts and geometric distortions.
Advanced noise reduction technologies are present on all MAGNETOM® scanners. Nevertheless, we have continuously strived to develop technologies that will further lower noise without compromising imaging efficiency and quality. With Quiet Suite, we have addressed the root source - sharp gradient switches - to take noise reduction to a new level.
ASL (Arterial Spin Labeling)
ASL is an MR technique using the water in arterial blood as an endogenous contrast agent to evaluate perfusion non-invasively. ASL provides a robust Pulsed Arterial Spin Labeling sequence which provides in-line calculation of CBF maps from the acquired data.
SWI (Susceptibility-Weighted Imaging)
SWI is a type of contrast in MRI which exploits the susceptibility differences between tissues. As a result SWI detects substances with different susceptibilities than their neighboring tissues such as deoxygenated blood, products of blood decomposition and microscopic iron deposits much better than conventional MR techniques.
See more applications that answer further challenges in neurological MR imaging
Head/Neck 64 - Ultra-fast, high SNR, head and neck imaging
Specially designed to enable highest SNR, large FoV head/neck imaging together with maximal user flexibility and patient comfort.
- The industry's highest density Head/Neck coil
- Designed for ease of use and high patient comfort
- Open up new fields for exploration
Brain Dot Engine
The Brain Dot Engine, with guided and automated workflows customized to your standard of care, makes general brain exams easier, more reproducible, and more efficient.
- Motion insensitive scanning - Consistent results for follow-up examinations
- Faster and more efficient patient scheduling
Spine Dot Engine
The Spine Dot Engine optimizes cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine imaging for a wide range of patients and conditions.
- Reduce wasteful workflow steps
- Focus on the diagnosis
- Be a leader in the growing trend toward 3D imaging
1MAGNETOM Prisma, Head/Neck 64
2Boulter DJ, et al. The 5-minute brain MRI: Rapid parallel imaging with 32 channel coil. Paper presented at: ASNR 2014. Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Neuroradiology; 2014 May 17-22; Montreal, Canada.
Prakkamakul et al. Qualitative comparison of a 5 minute general optimized brain protocol and a conventional magnetic resonance protocol for brain imaging. Manuscript submitted for publication