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Pediatric MRICaring for our youngest and most vulnerable

Diagnostic MR imaging of children1 can be very challenging. Siemens Healthineers' trendsetting solutions help overcome many of these challenges to enable high-quality, high-resolution, diagnostic imaging of all body regions.

Unrivaled speed in MRI 

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Our AI-powered Deep Resolve technology is at the forefront of the revolution in MRI acceleration. The advanced algorithms for noise reduction and high resolution MRI are specifically tailored for maximum productivity. Deep Resolve delivers our fastest MRI, delivering images of extraordinary clarity, higher clinical productivity, and a better patient experience. 

Improving Patient Experience

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Imaging children poses challenges, such as different disease types, different physiology and behavior – all have a direct impact on MRI pediatric imaging. Learn about our complete spectrum of solutions to overcome these challenges and create a safe, efficient, and child-friendly environment.

Quiet Suite - Imaging is to be seen, not heard

Quiet Suite lets you improve pediatric patients' experience significantly. Now you can conduct complete, quiet neurological and orthopedic exams, with no compromises in image quality.

Your benefits:

  • Reduced risks with pediatric and fetal imaging
  • No compromises in image quality
  • Reduced need for sedation and/or rescans
  • Optimized patient comfort, especially for delicate patients

Applications and Clinical Use

University Children's Hospital Basel, Switzerland

A wide range of revolutionary features and applications gives you high-quality, high-resolution images, even in challenging cases. From free-breathing abdominal imaging, extremely short breathholds, to high-resolution DWI – we revolutionize what's possible.

Free-breathing dynamic liver imaging with Compressed Sensing GRASP-VIBE (Courtesy of Jan Yperman Hospital, Ieper, Belgium.)

Children, may not be able to hold their breath for contrast-enhanced imaging of the abdomen. Compressed Sensing GRASP-VIBE is a Siemens unique technology to make free-breathing and dynamic contrast-enhanced exams possible.

Your benefits:

  • Patients can breathe freely throughout the scan
  • High-resolution, dynamic images free from motion artifacts 
Liver imaging with CAIPIRINHA
Liver imaging with CAIPIRINHA

Liver imaging can now be performed in 10 seconds. CAIPIRINHA is a parallel imaging data acquisition technique that can be combined with 3D T1 VIBE or 3D Dixon and offers four contrasts (in phase, opposed phase, fat, and water) in a single breath-hold.

Your benefits:

  • Higher SNR
  • Higher PAT factors are enabled with excellent image quality
  • Used pattern distribute k-space points more uniformly
  • Reduced patient stress by reducing breath-holds
Drop metastases to the spine, 2 year old female
Drop metastases to the spine 2 year old female (Image: Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite, Atlanta, USA)

RESOLVE delivers diffusion-weighted images with high anatomical accuracy enabling better detection and delineation of small lesions in the brain and spine.

Your benefits:

  • High-quality, high-resolution DWI and DTI for brain and spine
  • Reduced susceptibility and blurring artifacts
  • Insensitivity to motion-induced phase errors
  • Reduced SAR in comparison to TSE-based methods
Deep Resolve Pediatric Protocols

Pediatric Coils


Even though children pose many unique challenges to diagnostic MR imaging, our users worldwide prove the modality's advantages for pediatric imaging, and why it is today the preferred imaging modality for many diseases that occur in childhood.

Small, high-density coils close to the body are needed to ensure high-SNR, high-resolution, fast imaging without risk from excess weight.

Your benefits:

  • Coil Pediatric 16 for safe, comfortable positioning of infants and high-resolution imaging of the brain. It can be combined with the spine, body and flex coils for whole body imaging
  • Standard Body and Ultra-Flex coils: extremely light, flexible, and can be safely placed on or wrapped around a child
  • Special Purpose Coil for high-resolution, smaller-FoV imaging.