Head/Neck 64Ultra-fast, high SNR, head and neck imaging

Specially designed to enable highest SNR, large FoV head/neck imaging together with maximal user flexibility and patient comfort.

The Head/Neck 64, with its anthropomorphic geometry, accommodates a large variety of patients while providing highest SNR for extreme iPAT performance. With full coverage of the head and neck and seamless integration with the spine and body coils.

  • The industry's highest density head/neck coil
  • Ease of use and high patient comfort
  • Open up new fields for exploration

Features & Benefits

MRI - Coils - Head/Neck 64

The industry's highest density head/neck coil

  • Anthropomorphic geometry with full head/neck coverage
  • Extremely high SNR for high-resolution, large FoV imaging
  • Extreme iPAT performance for ultra-fast imaging with minimal SNR loss
MRI - Coils - Head/Neck 64 - Comparison Head/Neck 20

Ease of use and high patient comfort

  • Ultra light-weight with a single SlideConnectTM plug
  • Posterior half connects directly into patient bed with DirectConnectTM technology
  • Can be used in combination with spine and body coils for efficient whole-body imaging
  • Open, patient-friendly design
MRI - Coils - Head/Neck 64 - Exploration

Open up new fields for exploration

  • High SNR to reveal the smallest details
  • Open, accessible design to facilitate fMRI visual stimulation and eye tracking experiments
  • Rear port for EEG cables for simultaneous EEG/MR imaging for up to 128 electrodes


  • High-resolution, ultra-fast, large FoV, anatomical and functional head and neck examinations
  • MR Angiography of the head and neck

Typically combined with

  • Body 18
  • Spine 32
  • All Tim 4G coils for whole-body examinations

Technical data

  • Dimensions: 435 mm × 395 mm × 350 mm

Clinical Use

"The 64-Channel Head/Neck coil allows us to get better signals from the cortex and also cover the cerebellum and the neck very well. That allows exploration of new research fields which are difficult to do with other coils."1

Prof. Rainer Goebel, PhD (MAGNETOM Prismafit user)
Professor, Maastricht University & Scientific Director,
Scannexus, Maastricht, The Netherlands

MRI - Coils - Head/Neck 64 - Customer - Schuknecht

"The Head/Neck 64 reveals previously hard-to-recognize, but pertinent anatomical and disease-related details for a spectrum of pathologies within the brain, inner ear, orbits, skull base and neck, as well as the cervical spinal cord. This leads to improved insight into neuro-anatomy relevant to an extended range of diseases. All this can be achieved, fortunately, at advanced speed and resolution."1
Prof. Dr. med. Bernhard Schuknecht, MD
Diagnostic, Vascular and Interventional Neuroradiology
MRI-Medical Radiological Institutes Zurich, Switzerland

“I think that at the end of the day, we produced a very high quality coil and it will be usable with almost any patient and it has succeeded in extending the coverage of the 32 channel brain array down into the spine.”1

Lawrence Wald, PhD
Director, MGH NMR Core, Martinos Center
MGH, Boston, USA

"And this has relevance, for example, for neurodegenerative diseases, for multiple sclerosis, where the spinal cord is heavily involved. Or for pain studies or motor learning or functional plasticity of the central nervous system."1
Boris Keil, PhD
Assistant in Biomedical Engineering
MGH, Boston, USA

"Collaboration was great [...] I think the success of the enterprise, the fact that this prototype worked first time out, really spoke, not just to the brilliance of Boris and Larry and the design, but to the closeness of the interactions that we had with our colleagues at Siemens to provide us all the key information and hardware we needed to design and build a successful coil."1
Bruce Rosen, PhD
Director Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging
MGH, Boston, USA


Large FoV, ultra-fast, head and neck imaging with high iPAT factors

Large FoV, ultra-fast, head and neck imaging with high iPAT factors

High-resolution C-spine imaging

High-resolution C-spine imaging

High-resolution head and neck ToF Angiography

Non contrast-enhanced ToF imaging of the brain and carotids

High-resolution whole-brain DTI Tractography

High-resolution whole-brain DTI Tractography

High-resolution C-spine Tractography with syngo RESOLVE

High-resolution C-spine Tractography with RESOLVE

Download the Head/Neck 64 flyer for more examples and clinical cases.

General Requirements

  • MAGNETOM Skyra eco
  • MAGNETOM Prisma
  • MAGNETOM Skyra

syngo MR D13A
syngo MR D13D

Also available for:

MAGNETOM Prismafit


64-Channel configuration

Scanner upgrade may be necessary


Please Note: Additional technical pre-requisites may apply. Upon receiving your request, your local Siemens representative will clarify whether your system meets the requirements.