Quiet Suite

Imaging is to be seen, not heard.

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Complete, quiet exams for neurology and orthopedics
Experience significant sound reduction from the very first sequence - the localizer - and through an entire clinical examination with 2D and 3D clinical routine sequences. It reduces the need for sedation for certain groups of patients such as children and elderly people, leading to higher patient satisfaction. And at no expense of image quality.


Inaudible imaging with PETRA1

Quiet Suite includes PETRA, a sequence for 3D T1 imaging. For neurological imaging, PETRA can barely be heard over ambient background noise. With a Tx/Rx coil, PETRA is inaudible over background noise.

Compare conventional examinations with Quiet Suite:

3D PETRA
Reduction in sound pressure: 97%2

"The realization of quiet MRI is truly exciting. It will improve clinical care for many pediatric, dementia and psychiatric patients, while providing a more comfortable experience for all patients. For the many patients scanned at our hospital, T1-weighted PETRA provided the same diagnostic information as MPRAGE. PETRA even provided diagnostic advantages in some cases; for example, paranasal sinuses could be imaged without susceptibility related distortion."3

Dr. Masahiro Ida,
Tokyo Metropolitan Ebara Hospital, Tokyo, Japan

Related article: Quiet T1-weighted 3D Imaging of the Central Nervous System Using PETRA



Complete, quiet neurological examinations

Complete, clinical examinations with QuietX1 TSE, SE and GRE for T1, T2 and DarkFluid contrasts and QuietX SWI.

Compare conventional examinations with Quiet Suite:

3D MPRAGE vs QuietX 3D PETRA V02

Diffusion DWI vs QuietX Diffusion DWI V03

3D SWI vs QuietX 3D SWI V02

T2 TSE DarkFlluid vs QuietX T2 TSE DarkFluid V02

T2 TSE vs QuietX T2 TSE V02

T1 SE vs QuietX T1 SE V02

Localizer
Reduction in sound pressure: 72%2

T2 TSE
Reduction in sound pressure: 72%2

T2 DarkFluid
Reduction in sound pressure: 82%2

SWI
Reduction in sound pressure: 80%2

T1 FLASH 3D
Reduction in sound pressure: 91%2



Complete, quiet orthopedic examinations

Complete, clinical examinations with QuietX TSE, SE and GRE for T1, T2 and DarkFluid contrasts.

Compare conventional examinations with Quiet Suite:

Knee PD TSE
Reduction in sound pressure: 70%2

Knee T2 TSE
Reduction in sound pressure: 82%2

Knee T1 DarkFluid
Reduction in sound pressure: 72%2

Shoulder PD TSE
Reduction in sound pressure: 80%2

Shoulder T1 TSE
Reduction in sound pressure: 72%2

Shoulder T2 TSE
Reduction in sound pressure: 70%2


“The PETRA sequence generates close to no acoustic noise and the QuietX SWI 20 dB less noise than conventional SWI. The quiet sequences are gentle for children and have been very useful in imaging pediatric patients. They provide a more comfortable scanning environment without compromising image quality.”3

Dr. Noriko Aida,
Kanagawa Children’s Med Center, Kanagawa, Japan

1May not be commercially available in countries outside the U.S., future availability cannot be guaranteed. Please contact your local Siemens organization for further details.

2Results may vary. Data on file.