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

Simultaneous Multi-Slice
 
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Simultaneous Multi-Slice speeds up imaging significantly – through the simultaneous excitation and readout of multiple slices. Together, Simultaneous Multi-Slice Diffusion TSE1, Diffusion and BOLD enable significant time savings from head to toe, offering various advantages:

Benefits Simultaneous Multi-Slice TSE:

  • Scan time reduction as a factor of slice acceleration
  • Higher spatial resolution (thinner slices)
  • Entire MSK exams can be performed in about half the time, enabling significantly shorter exam slots per patient

Benefits Simultaneous Multi-Slice Diffusion:

  • Scan time reduction as a factor of slice acceleration2
  • Higher spatial resolution (thinner slices)
  • Improved diffusion resolution (more directions and b values)

Benefits Simultaneous Multi-Slice BOLD:

  • Greater slice coverage
  • Higher spatial resolution (thinner slices)
  • Increased temporal resolution for higher sensitivity to BOLD signal
     

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Features:

  • For TSE and diffusion-weighted imaging, slice acceleration can be used to reduce scan time and/or achieve higher spatial/diffusion resolution
  • For BOLD, slice acceleration can be used to increase temporal sampling of BOLD data, for higher sensitivity to BOLD signal changes, and/or to increase slice coverage/resolution
  • Simultaneous Multi-Slice accelerated BOLD and diffusion-weighted protocols for the brain are provided
  • Simultaneous Multi-Slice TSE protocols for hand, hip, knee, ankle, and foot are provided

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.