MAGNETOM Vida Embrace human nature at 3T

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.

Features & Benefits

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.
  8. BioMatrix Icon
    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.
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    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.

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 vendors3,4).

MAGNETOM Vida embraces true 3T productivity and makes fast scan times and push-button examinations become clinical reality. At the core of its impressive acquisition speed lies our exclusive Turbo Suite: Disruptive acceleration technologies (e.g. Simultaneaous Multi-Slice and Compressed Sensing) shortening the entire examinations for the whole spectrum of clinical MRI, while keeping the quality of exam results.

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.

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

With Turbo Suite Elite, MAGNETOM Vida provides access to patients previously excluded from MRI because of their medical condition or the exam’s prohibitively complicated nature. Compressed Sensing Cardiac Cine and Compressed Sensing GRASP-VIBE enable free-breathing exams which help improve the patient experience, while extending your range of services. Significantly simplified procedures with automated workflow strengthen clinical fields with growth potential such as whole-body MRI.

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.

Clinical Use

See the consistent high-quality perzonalized exams of MAGNETOM Vida and our BioMatrix technology.

See the full application range in the MAGNETOM Vida Image Gallery.


Read how Benson Radiology (North Adelaide, Australia) with their new MAGNETOM Vida speed up imaging without compromising on image quality and spatial resolution.


Find more MAGNETOM Vida specific clinical talks and case studies on MAGNETOM World, the Siemens MR user community forum.

Technical Details

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



Gradient strength

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



RF technology


Maximum number of channels6

204, 228

Number of independent receiver channels that can be used simultaneously in one single scan and in one single FoV, each generating an independent partial image

32, 64, 128



Power consumption

Eco-Power 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 size7

31 m2 / 333.68 sq ft