MAGNETOM VidaEmbrace human nature at 3T

   MAGNETOM Vida – the first 3T MRI scanner with BioMatrix Technology – embraces human nature and the unique set of challenges that each patient brings to the MRI exam. By embracing these challenges, we overcome patient variability – ushering in a paradigm shift in MRI. The outcome: fewer rescans, predictable scheduling and consistent, high-quality personalized exams for high-end clinical routine as well as clinical research.

  • Embrace full 3T performance with unparalleled magnet and gradient power
  • Embrace true 3T productivity with GO technologies
  • Embrace new 3T clinical capabilities with Inline Compressed Sensing
Discover how to embrace human nature at 3T.

MAGNETOM Vida – the first 3T MRI scanner with BioMatrix Technology – embraces human nature and the unique set of challenges that each patient brings to the MRI exam. By embracing these challenges, we overcome patient variability – ushering in a paradigm shift in MRI. The outcome: fewer rescans, predictable scheduling and consistent, high-quality personalized exams for high-end clinical routine as well as clinical research.


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Features & Benefits

MAGNETOM Vida, the first MRI scanner with BioMatrix Technology, embraces human nature at 3T. In addition to the revolutionary technology, MAGNETOM Vida has an all-new magnet and system architecture as well as various revolutionary features to serve the increasing demands in high-end clinical imaging and in clinical research.

MAGNETOM VidaGradient powerUltra-high density 3T coilsTurbo SuiteFree-breathing applicationsBioMatrix dockable table with eDriveBioMatrix Select&GOBioMatrix TunersBioMatrix SensorsEco-PowerMR Fingerprinting
  1. Gradient power
    A new level of gradient power at 70cm – up to 60/200 XT gradients, simultaneously for up to 25% higher SNR1 in diffusion weighted imaging.
  2. Ultra-high density 3T coils
    A new generation of ultra-high density coils offers more accuracy, flexibility, and speed. With the new 18-channel UltraFlex coils, for example, cumbersome and long exams of the elbow can be accelerated by a factor of three1 and spatial resolution can be increased at the same time.
  3. Turbo Suite
    New Turbo Suite acceleration packages enable up to 50%1 faster clinical routine examinations.
  4. Compressed Sensing
    Many children, the elderly, or very sick patients may not be able to hold their breath long enough for a liver examination with dynamic contrast enhancement or through an entire cardiac examination. Compressed Sensing heralds a paradigm shift in the clinical practice of cardiac and body imaging.
    Expand the MR patient population eligible for MRI with Compressed Sensing GRASP-VIBE for free-breathing liver dynamics for patients with limited or no breath-hold capability and with Compressed Sensing Cardiac Cine for full free-breathing cardiac exams.
  5. BioMatrix dockable
    With the BioMatrix dockable table eDrive support provides motorized assistance so that even the heaviest patient can be effortlessly moved to and from the scanner by every technologist.
  6. BioMatrix Interfaces
    With one-touch on the new Select&GO display, patients can be positioned 30% faster1 with reproducible accuracy, all based on the underlying BioMatrix Body Model. Simply select the region or organ to be scanned for reliable patient positioning with one touch.
  7. BioMatrix Tuners
    In MRI, patient anatomy has specific physical consequences such as the distortion of the field homogeneity, leading to insufficient image quality.
    BioMatrix Tuners encompass CoilShim and SliceAdjust technology to adapt to challenging anatomical regions: driving robustness and reproducible high-quality imaging for all patients.
    CoilShim technology helps to avoid repeat scans due to significantly improved fat saturation and better DWI quality in the head/neck region.
    SliceAdjust delivers excellent DWI quality – avoiding broken spine artefacts and providing excellent correlation to anatomical scans. SliceAdjust also delivers increased fat saturation quality in the entire imaging volume in multi-concat TSE exams.
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    Fully integrated in the system architecture, BioMatrix Sensors capture respiratory and cardiac2 motion, which both boosts consistency and frees up the user to select the optimal exam strategy. This combination ensures high-quality results.
  9. BioMatrix Icon
    Save up to 30% of energy compared to industry average3,4 by intelligently controlling power-consuming components during scan breaks and while in standby mode. This makes MAGNETOM Vida the most energy efficient MRI scanner in its class.
  10. MR Fingerprinting
    With MR Fingerprinting (MRF)5, MAGNETOM Vida enables diagnostics at the frontier of a paradigm shift. MRF uses quantitative information from scans for decisions based on digital tissue data, not visual impressions, to improve tissue differentiation and enable less invasive diagnostics.

Siemens - MRI - 3T MRI Scanners - MAGNETOM Vida - Embrace full 3T performance with unparalleled magnet and gradient power

3T MRI is synonymous with high-performance clinical MRI. With 3T MRI, the expectation is to push and redefine the limits of what is possible in diagnostic imaging. MAGNETOM Vida achieves a new level of performance with a completely new magnet and system architecture to support the clinical, operational, and financial requirements MRI is facing today.

An all-new 3T magnet

MAGNETOM Vida comes with an all-new 3T magnet, which provides excellent homogeneity throughout the entire measurement volume and a large Field-of-View of 55 x 55 x 50 cm3. The result: fast examinations with robust and reliable fat saturation throughout the entire imaging volume, which is especially important in abdominal or off-center applications.

A new level of gradient power

With a gradient strength of up to 60/200 simultaneously for up to 25% higher SNR in diffusion weighted imaging, MAGNETOM Vida offers MR research power – but now in a patient-friendly 70 cm setting.

Cost-efficient energy management

An intelligent power management disables power-consuming components during scan breaks – EcoPower shuts off the cold head in standby, resulting in up to 30% energy savings compared to the industry average (COCIR average of MRI vendors1,2).

Siemens - MRI - 3T MRI Scanners - MAGNETOM Vida - Embrace true 3T productivity with GO technologies

MAGNETOM Vida embraces true 3T productivity and makes push-button examinations become clinical reality. GO technologies are a family of solutions that accelerates the entire workflow of the examination: from patient positioning to result distribution. GO technologies consist of four main components, each contributing to a specific aspect of workflow optimization to enable higher throughput and robustness in clinical routine.

Fast, easy and reproducible patient positioning with Select&GO

BioMatrix Select&GO touch interfaces on the front of the system enable fast and easy patient positioning for multiple regions with one-touch. An intelligent body model will correctly position the region to be examined in the center, which enables also less experienced staff to correctly position the patient even the very first time. This saves time for repositioning and any additional time consuming adjustments.

Standardized and reproducible image acquisition with DotGO

An intuitive Dot workflow ensures consistent, high-quality imaging independent of the user and the patient. Using numerous automated steps as e.g., AutoAlign, AutoCoverage, AutoFoV functionalities, there is no need to plan the examination manually. This helps to accelerate the workflow significantly.

Automated inline reconstructions with Recon&GO

Recon&GO includes a wide-range of inline functionalities that allow automatic reconstructions in the background and ease following post processing steps. For example: Vertebrae in the sagittal/axial views are automatically labeled with Inline Spine Labeling, multistation exams are composed, and Inline MPRs can be calculated without user interaction.

High-quality, advanced processing and result distribution with MR View&GO

MR View&GO is MAGNETOM Vida’s all-in-one viewing and reading solution. After the data have been acquired and reconstructed, MR View&GO enables fast quality checks and distribution of results. Beyond that, MR View&GO offers the additional advantage of being able to perform extended post-processing, directly at the scanner.

Siemens - MRI - 3T MRI Scanners - MAGNETOM Vida - Embrace new 3T clinical capabilities with Inline Compressed Sensing

MAGNETOM Vida enables access to patients previously excluded from MR because of their medical condition or the exam’s prohibitively complicated nature. Expand the MR patient population eligible for MRI with free-breathing exams to generate additional revenue.

Free-breathing, high-resolution cardiac MRI with Compressed Sensing Cardiac Cine

Compressed Sensing Cardiac Cine, accelerate MR Cardiac Cine imaging by a factor of up to 10, with no loss in image quality. This is made possible by only acquiring a fraction of the image data and generating high-resolution images with iterative reconstruction afterwards – based on our award-winning algorithm for Compressed Sensing. With its extremely fast acquisition, Compressed Sensing Cardiac Cine opens up Cardiac Cine imaging to arrhythmic and dyspneic patients.

Free-breathing examinations of liver dynamics with Compressed Sensing GRASP-VIBE3

With Compressed Sensing GRASP-VIBE, high-resolution dynamic contrast-enhanced liver imaging can now be performed entirely under free-breathing. This gives patients with limited breath-hold capability access to this imaging technique, which is key to differentiate abdominal lesions. The procedure, which is typically also complex to perform, is now a push-button examination – easy to perform for any user and now accessible to any patient.

Clinical Use

To meet the increasing demands in healthcare, MAGNETOM Vida’s broad application portfolio offers versatility to provide excellence in daily clinical practice and to expand the patient population eligible for MRI. The new BioMatrix Technology, building on the strong foundation of Total imaging matrix (Tim), provides high consistency by adapting to individual patient characteristics. New Compressed Sensing applications enable free-breathing contrast-enhanced imaging of the abdomen and free-breathing cardiac imaging.

At ISMRM 2017, Prof. Dr. Konstantin Nikolaou, Medical Director Diagnostic and Interventional radiology, talked about the benefits of MAGNETOM Vida with BioMatrix technology for value-based healthcare and precision medicine. Listen to whole talk here!

Prof. Dr. Konstantin Nikolaou, Medical Director Diagnostic and Interventional radiology, and Prof. Dr. Mike Notohamiprodjo, Senior physician Magnetic resonance imaging from the University Hospital Tübingen, Germany, are the first users of our new MR scanner MAGNETOM Vida with BioMatrix technology. Listen to their very first experiences with the new system!

Siemens - MRI - 3T MRI Scanners - MAGNETOM Vida - Neurology

Benefit from fast protocols and quieter exams for uncooperative patients. Accommodate a wide variety of patients while benefiting from a superb SNR for both clinical and research imaging, e.g., with the BioMatrix head/neck 64 coil. The new BioMatrix Tuners utilize CoilShim technology to further optimize image quality with dedicated shim elements in the Head/Neck region. Your MAGNETOM Vida’s Neuro Suite includes advanced protocols for diffusion imaging, perfusion imaging, and fMRI. The Brain Dot Engine helps increase consistency, also when conditions change during the course of the examination.

Siemens - MRI - 3T MRI Scanners - MAGNETOM Vida - Orthopedics

To address the need for robustness and reproducibility in daily clinical practice, the Large Joint Dot Engine now comes standard on the system. Customizable workflows feature AutoAlign and AutoCoverage for knee, hip, and shoulder and MPR planning for fast 3D measurements and Inline 3D multiplanar reformatting. WARP4 offers a comprehensive suite of techniques including Advanced WARP4, which provides susceptibility artifact reduction functionality (such as needed for MR Conditional metal implants). WARP and Advanced WARP now come standard on MAGNETOM Vida. New patient-adaptive, ultra high-density coils for MSK imaging, such as the new Tx/Rx Knee 18, the new Shoulder Shape 16 and the new 18-channel UltraFlex coil improve SNR and enable high acceleration factors.

Siemens - MRI - 3T MRI Scanners - MAGNETOM Vida - Body Imaging

Expand the patient population eligible for abdominal MRI with Compressed Sensing GRASP-VIBE3: Dynamic contrast-enhanced imaging of the abdomen becomes a push-button exam, where all data is acquired under free-breathing in one continuous run and where all relevant phases are automatically detected, reconstructed and labeled. With the Abdomen Dot Engine, standardized, efficient, and comprehensive workflows for the upper abdomen with excellent image quality are provided. With LiverLab you can perform quantitative liver evaluation, non-invasively, on the fly. Additionally, ultra-fast, high-resolution, 2D and 3D protocols are provided for abdomen, pelvis, MR Colonography, MRCP, dynamic kidney, and MR Urography applications.

Siemens - MRI - 3T MRI Scanners - MAGNETOM Vida - Whole-Body Oncology

MAGNETOM Vida’s Whole-Body Dot Engine allows easy, seamless planning of multiparametric multistation exams with automated recognition of individual anatomy and consistent settings for spatial resolution, image contrast, and breath-hold capacity. Acquire whole-body coverage scans for metastasis staging in only 25 minutes for the core protocol. Together with Dot’s on-board guidance, this innovative technology improves patient throughput and provides superb image quality. For whole-body diffusion, the BioMatrix Tuners utilize SliceAdjust technology to help reduce the visibility of station boundaries and apparent broken spine artifacts as well as to preserve the SNR for whole-body diffusion by precise slice-by-slice tuning of resonance frequency, transmitter voltage, first order B0-shim and B1-shim.

Siemens - MRI - 3T MRI Scanners - MAGNETOM Vida - Cardiology

The Cardiac Suite covers comprehensive 2D routine cardiac applications, ranging from morphology and ventricular function to tissue characterization. Compressed Sensing Cardiac Cine and PSIR HeartFreeze for delayed gadolium enhancement enable free-breathing examinations of the heart. MyoMaps provides an additional layer of valuable diagnostic information about even subtle changes in tissue composition – on the fly. DotGO’s on-board guidance helps make cardiac part of your clinical routine. The Cardiac Dot Engine simplifies complete cardiac localization with AutoAlign Heart.

Siemens - MRI - 3T MRI Scanners - MAGNETOM Vida - Angiography
Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, USA

With the Angio Suite, excellent MR Angiography can be performed to visualize arteries and veins with or without contrast agent. For scans with contrast media, the Angio Dot Engine helps realize optimized bolus timing at every examination. Real-time graphics and AutoVoice Commands assist the user in organizing the ideal timing of breathing, scanning, and contrast media. Imaging with QISS allows performing peripheral angiographies without the application of contrast with high robustness thanks to a special 2D acquisition scheme.

Siemens - MRI - 3T MRI Scanners - MAGNETOM Vida - Breast MRI

A variety of breast coils are resulting in flexible breast imaging options to meet the variety of customer needs. A dedicated new 7-channel coil for imaging and biopsy unifies excellent access to the breast, high SNR, compact design and useful workflow features such as LED light assistance for biopsies. Additionally, MAGNETOM Vida’s 70 cm Open Bore makes it possible to comfortably accommodate more patients. The Breast Dot Engine offers different workflows for optimized image quality and consistency.

Siemens - MRI - 3T MRI Scanners - MAGNETOM Vida - Prostate MRI

Prostate MRI utilizes high-channel surface coils, offering a non-invasive and highly accurate technique for the early detection of prostate cancer, for example combining the BioMatrix Spine 72 and the Body 30 coil. Compressed Sensing GRASP-VIBE3 and Tissue 4D allow to evaluate contrast enhancement in the prostate with temporal resolutions down to one second without compromising SNR and spatial resolution due to the Iterative Reconstruction scheme. With MAGNETOM Vida, you benefit from a comprehensive solution portfolio for certainty in prostate cancer assessment, ranging from coils, scan applications, reading and reporting software, to therapy monitoring tools.

Siemens - MRI - 3T MRI Scanners - MAGNETOM Vida - Pediatric MRI
University Children`s Hospital, Basel, Switzerland

Imaging of infants5 is supported with the Pediatric 16 coil, providing excellent SNR for imaging of the infant brain and head/neck region. It can be seamlessly combined with other coils such as the Spine coil and Body coils.

Technical Details

MAGNETOM Vida achieves new levels of 3T performance with a completely new magnet and system architecture to support the clinical, operational, and financial requirements facing MRI today.

Magnet System


Field strength

3 Tesla

Bore size

70 cm / 2.30 ft Open Bore design

Helium consumption

Zero Helium boil-off technology


Passive and active



RF technology

Tim [204 x 64], [228 x 128]



Gradient strength

XQ gradients 45/200 simultaneously [2.03 MW]
XT gradients 60/200 simultaneously [2.70 MW]



Power consumption

EcoPower technology



Siting and Installation


System length

186 cm / 6.10 ft cover to cover

System weight (in operation)

7.35 tons / 15,432.36 lb

Minimum room size6

31 m2 / 333.68 sq ft