Simultaneous Multi-Slice
Setting the pace in MRI acceleration for TSE and DWI

Simultaneous Multi-Slice
 
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With SMS TSE and SMS DWI we can enable significant time savings from head to toe
Simultaneous Multi-Slice

With Simultaneous Multi-Slice TSE and Simultaneous Multi-Slice DWI we can enable significant time savings from head to toe

SMS acceleration provides sharper visualization of a labral tear in MR arthrography with T1w TSE
Simultaneous Multi-Slice

Simultaneous Multi-Slice acceleration provides sharper visualization of a labral tear in MR arthrography with T1w TSE

TSE compared to SMS TSE for knee scans
Simultaneous Multi-Slice

TSE compared to Simultaneous Multi-Slice TSE for knee scans

TSE compared to SMS TSE for ankle scans
Simultaneous Multi-Slice

TSE compared to Simultaneous Multi-Slice TSE for ankle scans

Significantly accelerate MSK scans with Simultaneous Multi-Slice TSE Save up to 46% exam time in Foot/ Ankle examinations
Simultaneous Multi-Slice

Significantly accelerate MSK scans with Simultaneous Multi-Slice TSE Save up to 46% exam time in Foot/ Ankle examinations

Significantly accelerate entire MSK scans with SMS TSE Save up to 46% exam time in knee examinations
Simultaneous Multi-Slice

Significantly accelerate entire MSK scans with Simultaneous Multi-Slice TSE Save up to 46% exam time in knee examinations

Diffusion compared to SMS Diffusion
Simultaneous Multi-Slice

Diffusion compared to Simultaneous Multi-Slice Diffusion

University Hospital NYU, School of Medicine, New York, USA

Diffusion compared to SMS Diffusion
Simultaneous Multi-Slice

Diffusion compared to Simultaneous Multi-Slice Diffusion

University Hospital NYU, School of Medicine, New York, USA

fMRI BOLD compared to fMRI BOLD, SMS
Simultaneous Multi-Slice

fMRI BOLD compared to fMRI BOLD, Simultaneous Multi-Slice

University Hospital NYU, School of Medicine, New York, USA

Diffusion compared to SMS Diffusion
Simultaneous Multi-Slice

Diffusion compared to Simultaneous Multi-Slice Diffusion

Simultaneous Multi-Slice

Simultaneous Multi-Slice (SMS) is a paradigm shift in MRI – helping cut total MSK exam times by up to 46%3, reducing DWI scan times throughout the body, and significantly improving temporal resolution for BOLD fMRI. SMS has expanded its capabilities, now providing high-resolution, distortion-free DWI with RESOLVE for up to 60% shorter scans. SMS can also be seamlessly combined with to conventional parallel imaging, enabling additional scan time reductions as a factor of slice acceleration.

General Requirements

System

Minimum Software Version

syngo MR E11C:
SMS EPI for DWI, DTI and BOLD

syngo MR XA11A:
SMS EPI for DWI, DTI and BOLD; SMS TSE

syngo MR XA11B1 / XA121:
SMS EPI for DWI, DTI and BOLD; SMS EPI for DWI, DTI and BOLD; SMS TSE; SMS RESOLVE1

 

The SMS license includes different feature scope as specified above. Upon software upgrade (which may require an EVOLVE step or needs to be purchased separately), new features will become available automatically with the SMS license. Introduction of individual features may vary for different MAGNETOM systems, for further information please contact you Siemens sales representative.

Other

Also available for systems upgraded to:
MAGNETOM Prisma
MAGNETOM Skyra
MAGNETOM Avantofit

Please note: Additional technical prerequisites may apply. Upon receiving your request, your local Siemens representative will clarify whether your system meets the requirements.

Related Products, Services & Resources

1The products/features (here mentioned) are not commercially available in some countries. Due to regulatory reasons their future availability cannot be guaranteed. Please contact your local Siemens organization for further details.

2Note that scan time reduction is not an exact factor of slice acceleration due to a fast reference scan required for slice separation.

3Data on file