Simultaneous Multi-Slice
Setting the pace in MRI acceleration for TSE and DWI

Simultaneous Multi-Slice
 
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Simultaneous Multi-Slice (SMS) is a paradigm shift in MRI – helping cut total MSK exam times by up to 46%3, reducing DWI scan times throughout the body, and significantly improving temporal resolution for BOLD fMRI. SMS has expanded its capabilities, now providing high-resolution, distortion-free DWI with RESOLVE for up to 60% shorter scans. SMS can also be seamlessly combined with to conventional parallel imaging, enabling additional scan time reductions as a factor of slice acceleration.

With SMS TSE and SMS DWI we can enable significant time savings from head to toe

Simultaneous Multi-Slice

With Simultaneous Multi-Slice TSE and Simultaneous Multi-Slice DWI we can enable significant time savings from head to toe
SMS acceleration provides sharper visualization of a labral tear in MR arthrography with T1w TSE

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Simultaneous Multi-Slice acceleration provides sharper visualization of a labral tear in MR arthrography with T1w TSE
TSE compared to SMS TSE for knee scans

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TSE compared to Simultaneous Multi-Slice TSE for knee scans
TSE compared to SMS TSE for ankle scans

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TSE compared to Simultaneous Multi-Slice TSE for ankle scans
Significantly accelerate MSK scans with Simultaneous Multi-Slice TSE Save up to 46% exam time in Foot/ Ankle examinations

Simultaneous Multi-Slice

Significantly accelerate MSK scans with Simultaneous Multi-Slice TSE Save up to 46% exam time in Foot/ Ankle examinations
Significantly accelerate entire MSK scans with SMS TSE Save up to 46% exam time in knee examinations

Simultaneous Multi-Slice

Significantly accelerate entire MSK scans with Simultaneous Multi-Slice TSE Save up to 46% exam time in knee examinations
Diffusion compared to SMS Diffusion

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Diffusion compared to Simultaneous Multi-Slice Diffusion

University Hospital NYU, School of Medicine, New York, USA
Diffusion compared to SMS Diffusion

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Diffusion compared to Simultaneous Multi-Slice Diffusion

University Hospital NYU, School of Medicine, New York, USA
fMRI BOLD compared to fMRI BOLD, SMS

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fMRI BOLD compared to fMRI BOLD, Simultaneous Multi-Slice

University Hospital NYU, School of Medicine, New York, USA
Diffusion compared to SMS Diffusion

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Diffusion compared to Simultaneous Multi-Slice Diffusion

Simultaneous Multi-Slice

SMS TSE enables scan time reductions as a factor of slice acceleration. Entire Foot/Ankle scans, covering all relevant contrasts and orientations, for example, can be performed in only 7 instead of 13 minutes while maintaining image quality. Time savings may also be invested in higher spatial resolution or thinner slices, while maintaining the original scan time.

SMS DWI maximizes productivity for diffusion-weighted imaging of the brain, breast, abdomen and pelvis. With acceleration factors of up to 8, SMS for DTI and BOLD bring advanced techniques, such as pre-surgical mapping, into clinical routine.

SMS RESOLVE further expands the footprint of SMS-accelerated applications, by enabling high-resolution, distortion-free DWI scans in significantly shorter time.

Eigenschaften & Vorteile

Simultaneous Multi-Slice speeds up imaging significantly – through the simultaneous excitation and readout of multiple slices. Together, Simultaneous Multi-Slice (SMS) TSE, EPI Diffusion, BOLD as well as RESOLVE for high-resolution, distortion-free DWI enable significant time savings from head to toe, offering various advantages:

Benefits Simultaneous Multi-Slice TSE:

  • Scan time reduction as a factor of slice acceleration2
  • Higher spatial resolution (thinner slices)
  • Entire MSK exams can be performed in about half the time, enabling significantly shorter exam slots per patient

Can be combined with parallel imaging

Benefits Simultaneous Multi-Slice Diffusion:

  • Scan time reduction as a factor of slice acceleration2
  • Higher spatial resolution (thinner slices)
  • Improved diffusion resolution (more directions and b values)

Can be combined with parallel imaging

Benefits Simultaneous Multi-Slice BOLD:

  • Greater slice coverage
  • Higher spatial resolution (thinner slices)
  • Increased temporal resolution for higher sensitivity to BOLD signal

Can be combined with parallel imaging

Benefits Simultaneous Multi-Slice RESOLVE1:

  • Scan time reduction as a factor of slice acceleration2
  • High-resolution, distortion free DWI in up to 60% shorter time
  • Thinner Slices, i.e. 2mm in Neuro DWI.

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Features:

  • For TSE and diffusion-weighted imaging (both with EPI and RESOLVE), slice acceleration can be used to reduce scan time and/or achieve higher spatial/diffusion resolution
  • For BOLD, slice acceleration can be used to increase temporal sampling of BOLD data, for higher sensitivity to BOLD signal changes, and/or to increase slice coverage/resolution
  • Simultaneous Multi-Slice accelerated BOLD and diffusion-weighted protocols for the brain are provided
  • Simultaneous Multi-Slice TSE protocols for hand, hip, knee, ankle, and foot are provided

 

Rahmenbedingungen

System

Minimale Software Version

syngo MR E11C:
SMS EPI for DWI, DTI and BOLD

syngo MR XA11A:
SMS EPI for DWI, DTI and BOLD; SMS TSE

syngo MR XA11B1 / XA121:
SMS EPI for DWI, DTI and BOLD; SMS EPI for DWI, DTI and BOLD; SMS TSE; SMS RESOLVE1

 

The SMS license includes different feature scope as specified above. Upon software upgrade (which may require an EVOLVE step or needs to be purchased separately), new features will become available automatically with the SMS license. Introduction of individual features may vary for different MAGNETOM systems, for further information please contact you Siemens sales representative.

Sonstige

Also available for systems upgraded to:

MAGNETOM Sola Fit
MAGNETOM Vida Fit
MAGNETOM Prismafit
MAGNETOM Skyrafit
MAGNETOM Avantofit

Please note: Additional technical prerequisites may apply. Upon receiving your request, your local Siemens representative will clarify whether your system meets the requirements.

Verwandte Produkte, Dienstleistungen und Ressourcen

1The products/features (here mentioned) are not commercially available in some countries. Due to regulatory reasons their future availability cannot be guaranteed. Please contact your local Siemens organization for further details.

2Note that scan time reduction is not an exact factor of slice acceleration due to a fast reference scan required for slice separation.

3Data on file