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Through the groundbreaking combination of Tim® 4G's integrated coil technology and Dot - the next movement in MRI - MAGNETOM Aera transforms 1.5T economics. As a top-of-the-line 70 cm 1.5T system, MAGNETOM Aera offers a full range of applications and helps you to provide a next level of patient care.

Features & Benefits

Case study: How Tipton Hospital Grew MRI Volume by More than 50%

What customers say after testing the prototype of the Cardiac Dot Engine:

"Before, only 2 out of 16 radiographers could perform a cardiac exam. Now all can do it, because it is easier to learn!"

Matthew Benbow

Dr. Russell Bull

Royal Bournemouth Hospital, UK

“With MAGNETOM Aera, we are confident we have one of the most advanced 1.5T MRI systems available on the market today.4
Prof. Christoph Bremer, MD
Head of the Department of Radiology
St. Franziskus Hospital, Münster, Germany


Dot integrated

Dot is the next movement in MRI. As a comprehensive workflow solution, Dot provides a customizable framework for patient personalization, step-by-step user guidance, and exam automation.

Your benefits:

  • Increased consistency and reproducibility
  • Greater ease of use
  • Up to 50% increase in productivity1

“On average, we were able to shorten the examination from 25 to 20 minutes per patient.”4
Anton Quinsten, RT, Senior MRI Technologist
Institute of Diagnostic Radiology and Neuroradiology
University Hospital Essen, Germany


Tim 4G integrated

Tim sets the standard in MRI. Tim 4G brings ultra high-density coils combined with the highest channel configurations. The architecture of Tim 4G locates all transmit and receive components at the magnet resulting in a digital-in and digital-out design.

Your benefits:

  • High resolution imaging
  • Faster acquisition and exam time
  • Exceptional image quality

Faster patient set-up

Tim technology accelerates patient set up and provides high patient comfort. The Tim 4G SlideConnect and DirectConnect coils along with the Tim Dockable Table accelerate patient set-up even further.

Tim 4G DirectConnect® and SlideConnect® enable high patient comfort and ease-of-use thanks to:

  • Faster connections
  • Easier set-up

 

Tim Dockable Table – mobility done right

  • Fast patient preparation even outside of examination room
  • Integrated Spine 32 coil
  • Easy transport
  • Optimized comfort for immobile patients
  • Holds up to 250 kg/ 550 lb to accommodate more patients

“The MAGNETOM Aera’s detachable table is beneficial as it is easier for transferring bed patients, such as those with cord compression and for use in emergency situations. Radiographers are benefiting from the system’s ease-of-use and appreciate the integrated coil technology which is making for faster scans without compromising on image quality.”4

Kim Robertson
Head of Radiology Service
Guy’s Hospital, U.K.


Top-of-the-line 1.5T

Accommodate more patients, get more referrals, and improve your marketability with the 70 cm Open Bore and ultra-short 145 cm system design.

But there is more. MAGNETOM Aera was also designed with productivity and economics in mind, but also patient comfort. A full range of applications and Siemens-unique technologies such as TimCT (Continuous Table move) round out the top-of-the-line 1.5T system.


Patient Comfort - increase your marketability

Patient comfort is a combination of multiple features, including a patient-friendly design and lightweight coils. Accommodate more patients with a 70 cm Open Bore design and ultra-short 145 cm cover-to-cover system design.

  • Potentially fewer refused exams and more referrals
  • Sharper images due to less anxiety-related movement
  • Preferred design by claustrophobic patients2
  • Helps reduce sedation rates, fear, and anxiety
  • Offers more head-out exams
  • Cover a full patient range: pediatrics3, obese, critically ill, kyphostic, and those with respiratory problems, pain and mobility issues, and claustrophobia or anxiety 

Illumination Moodlight

Providing a more comfortable scanning environment for patients:

  • LED light panel can be set to personal preference
  • Choose colors according to patient preferences

Reduced lifecycle costs

MAGNETOM Aera offers reduced lifecycle costs and has various environmentally friendly options.

  • Low operational costs with low energy and siting costs
  • New "green" Eco-Chiller
  • Better energy efficiency with workflow technology Dot and Tim 4G
  • Zero Helium boil-off
  • Green Cooling Package (optional) with automatic adaption to cooling requirements to decrease energy consumption for cooling by up to 50% 

Tim 4G + Dot – together they redefine productivity

With the enhanced power of Tim 4G's integrated coil technology and the intelligent workflow automation of Dot, you can equip your staff with tools to allow for an up to 50% increase in productivity.1

Benefit from MAGNETOM Aera’s faster workflow

  • Faster patient preparation
  • Faster coil set-up
  • Faster acquisitions

Clinical Use

With MAGNETOM Aera, the full applications coverage is standard and a comprehensive set of advanced applications is available. And, with the accuracy of Tim 4G integrated with the consistency brought to your scanning by Dot, you can achieve excellent image quality and exam reproducibility.


Neurology

MAGNETOM Aera offers high resolution and fast protocols even for uncooperative patients. The MAGNETOM Aera Neuro Suite includes advanced protocols for diffusion imaging, perfusion imaging, and fMRI. These are combined with Tim 4G coils with a high density of elements and latest iPAT2 reconstruction techniques help to enable fast imaging and an excellent SNR.

 

 


Orthopedics

MAGNETOM Aera’s Ortho Suite is a comprehensive collection of protocols for joint imaging including the spine. Tim 4G’s new ultra high-density coils for MSK imaging improve SNR and anatomic coverage. Dot’s customizable workflows featuring AutoAlign and AutoCoverage for knee, hip and shoulder. The advanced syngo WARP techniques provide susceptibility artifact reduction functionality (such as from MR conditional metal implants) and MPR planning for fast 3D measurements and Inline 3D multiplanar reformatting help workflow efficiencies.


Cardiology

The cardiac suite covers comprehensive 2D routine cardiac applications, ranging from morphology and ventricular function to tissue characterization. Dot’s on-board guidance and the increased SNR of Tim 4G helps you to make cardiac part of your clinical routine. The Cardiac Dot Engine helps eliminate one of the biggest challenges in cardiac MR simplifying complete cardiac localization down to just a few clicks.


Body

Tim 4G offers high channel body imaging thanks to the combination of the Body 18 and the Spine 32. MAGNETOM Aera is also equipped with dedicated clinical body applications. Ultra-fast high resolution 2D and 3D protocols are provided for abdomen, pelvis, MR Colonography, MRCP, dynamic kidney, and MR Urography applications. With the Abdomen Dot Engine, standardized, efficient, and comprehensive workflows for the upper abdomen with excellent image quality are provided.
(Image: St. Franziskus Hospital, Münster, Germany)


Pediatrics

Tissue relaxation times in pediatrics5 are very different compared to those of adults. The reasons for these differences are: developing tissues, body size, faster heart rates, and compliance with breath-hold commands. Protocols can be adapted for imaging infants.
(Image: University Hospital Saarland, Homburg, Germany)


Angiography

With MAGNETOM Aera’s 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 to realize optimized bolus timing at every examination. Real-time graphics and AutoVoiceCommands assist the user in organizing the ideal timing of breathing, scanning, and contrast media.


Oncology

MAGNETOM Aera’s Onco Suite features a collection of sequences, protocols, and evaluation tools that guide through the detailed assessment of a variety of oncological conditions. Acquire whole body coverage for metastasis staging in a single, continuous move with with the TimCT Onco Dot Engine. Together with Dot’s on-board guidance, this innovative technology improves patient throughput and provides superb image quality.
(Image: Centre Republique, Clermont Ferrand, France)


Women's Health

A variety of breast coils are enabled by the Tim Coil Interface resulting in flexible breast imaging options to meet the variety of customer needs. From clinical imaging to biopsy guidance, the MAGNETOM Aera offers a wide selection of breast coils and enables outstanding image quality. Additionally, the 70 cm Open Bore of MAGNETOM Aera makes it possible to comfortably accommodate more patients. The Breast Dot Engine offers different workflows for optimized image quality and consistency.


Men's Health

With the high-density spine and body coils alone or in combination with an endorectal coil, MAGNETOM Aera enables excellent multiparametric imaging of the prostate in terms of morphology, physiology and function. Together with dedicated solutions for reading and reporting, the workflow for prostate MRI is comprehensively covered.
(Image: Centre Republique, Clermont Ferrand, France)


Dot (Day optimizing throughput)

Dot is the next movement in MRI. As a comprehensive workflow solution, Dot provides a customizable framework for patient personalization, step-by-step user guidance, and exam automation.

The following Dot engines are currently available for MAGNETOM Aera:

  • Brain Dot Engine
  • Cardiac Dot Engine
  • Abdomen Dot Engine
  • Angio Dot Engine
  • TimCT Angio Dot Engine
  • TimCT Onco Engine
  • Spine Dot Engine
  • Breast Dot Engine
  • Large Joint Dot Engine

More information about Dot and all of the Dot engines.

syngo.via

syngo.via is a comprehensive imaging IT solution, helping you to process read and share images faster and easier. For both routine and advanced MR interpretation.

It can be seamlessly integrated with MAGNETOM Aera, improving workflow not only at the scanner, but throughout the organization.

Start your engines for routine, oncology, neurology and cardiovascular cases:

  • syngo.MR General Engine
  • syngo.MR Onco Engine
  • syngo.MR Spectro Engine
  • syngo.MR Cardio Engine
  • syngo.MR Neuro Perfusion Engine

and benefit from numerous applications transforming the way you view, read, and evaluate with your MR images. 


Technical Details

MAGNETOM Aera, as the top-of-the-line 1.5T scanner, offers various technological features, aiding you in obtaining excellent image quality and maximizing 1.5T. Every case. Every day.

Field strength1.5 Tesla
Bore size70 cm Open Bore Design
System length145 cm
System weight (in operation)4.8 tons
Minimum room size30 m²
RF Tim[204 x 48] [204 x 64]
Gradient strengthXJ Gradients (33 mT/m @ 125 T/m/s)
XQ Gradients (45 mT/m @ 200 T/m/s)
Helium consumptionZero Helium boil-off technology

 Overview Technical Details

Siemens' unique technologies

  • Tim 4G: The 4th generation of proven Tim (Total imaging matrix) technology provides up to 204 coils elements with up to 64 channels for the accuracy you need.
  • Dot: The next movement in MRI. This comprehensive MRI workflow solution helps take the complexity out of MRI scanning. Benefit from a customizable framework for patient personalization, step-by-step user guidance, and exam automation.
    More information about Dot and all of the Dot engines. 

Magnet technology

The 70 cm Open Bore 1.5 Tesla magnet on MAGNETOM Aera has a unique TrueForm Magnet and Gradient design for excellent image quality.

Field strength1.5 Tesla
Bore size70 cm Open Bore design
Magnet length137 cm
Helium consumptionZero Helium boil-off technology

 

RF technology

Tim’s revolutionary all digital-in/digital-out design Direct RF allows for higher signal purity and improved stability. All transmit and receive components are located at the magnet.

  • Optical links between magnet and equipment room to achieve high RF stability
  • Transmit and receive path is integrated in the magnet housing
  • Dual-Density Signal Transfer enables ultra-high density coil designs by integrating key RF components into the local coil

Siting and installation

MAGNETOM Aera allows for a fast installation and easy siting and small installation space due to the tight integration.

System length145 cm
System weight (in operation)4.8 tons
Minimum room size30 m²

 

  • Min. total space requirement for magnet, electronics and console room

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1Results may vary. Data on file.

2Per nationwide U.S. survey conducted by Siemens.

3MR scanning has not been established as safe for imaging fetuses and infants under two years of age. The responsible physician has to decide about the benefit of the MRI examination in comparison to other imaging procedures.

4The statements by Siemens’ customers described herein are based on results that were achieved in the customer’s unique setting. Since there is no “typical” hospital and many variables exist (e.g., hospital size, case mix, level of IT adoption) there can be no guarantee that other customers will achieve the same results.

5MR scanning has not been established as safe for imaging fetuses and infants under two years of age. The responsible physician has to decide about the benefit of the MRI examination in comparison to other imaging procedures.