MR imaging of children1 can be challenging. Different disease types, physiology and behavior all can have a direct impact on image quality. Our trendsetting solutions help you overcome these challenges to enable high-quality diagnostic imaging of all body regions in a safe, child-friendly environment.

Patient Comfort

Siemens - Pediatric MRI - Help reducing fear and anxiety before an MR exam

Have fun helping your young patients build an MRI scanner model while explaining the exam procedure.2 The MR paper models offer you the chance to explain the exam steps in an easy and entertaining way. Additionally, you may use our app to provide a virtual exam experience and prepare your patients for the examination.

Hear the difference

Quiet Suite lets you improve pediatric patients' experience significantly.1 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

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:

  • New 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 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.

Pediatric MRI - Patient friendliness

Improve access and create a more comfortable and friendly atmosphere for your pediatric patients.

Your benefits:

  • 70 cm Open Bore and ultra-short magnet length improve access
  • Features such as the Illumination MoodLight create a more friendly atmosphere for your patients
  • Prepare your patients outside the scanner room with the Tim Dockable Table


Expand pediatric1 MRI beyond brain imaging

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.


Advanced coil technology allows excellent anatomical resolution

Advanced coil technology allows excellent anatomical resolution

Head/neck imaging with several fat suppression techniques to choose from

Head/neck imaging with several fat suppression techniques to choose from

High resolution and fast body imaging

Trendsetting applications for high resolution and fast body imaging

Up to whole body vessels visualization support therapy planning

Up to whole-body vessels visualization support therapy planning

Flex coil can be wrapped around an individual hip for focused signal

Flex coil can be wrapped around an individual hip for focused signal

Fast, high resolution knee imaging

Improved workflow for fast, high resolution knee imaging

Free-breathing StarVIBE compared to conventional MR imaging
Free-breathing StarVIBE compared to conventional MR imaging

Children1, may not be able to hold their breath for contrast-enhanced imaging of the abdomen. StarVIBE is robust to motion artifacts and makes free-breathing and contrast-enhanced exams possible.

Your benefits:

  • Patients can breathe freely throughout the scan
  • High-resolution, diagnostic images free from motion artifacts


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
  • Learn more

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



Customer experiences
Listen to and read what our pediatric MRI1 users have to say:

Interview with Prof. Dr. Schneider
At the ECR 2014, we spoke with Prof. Dr. Schneider to hear how new technologies such as FREEZEit make a big difference in how liver MRI exams are performed. Being able to overcome the problem of breathing artifacts has a significant effect on pediatric imaging, for example.

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