Pediatric MRI

Caring for our youngest and most vulnerable
University Children's Hospital Basel, Switzerland

Diagnostic MR imaging of children1 can be very challenging. Siemens' trendsetting solutions help overcome many of these challenges to enable high-quality, high-resolution, diagnostic imaging of all body regions.

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Patient comfort

Imaging children1 poses challenges, such as different disease types, different physiology and behavior - all have a direct impact on MRI pediatric imaging. Learn about our complete spectrum of solutions to overcome these challenges and create a safe, efficient, and child-friendly environment.


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Quiet Suite4 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

High-density

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:

  • Coil Pediatric 165 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 to reduce anxiety of your pediatric patients.

Your benefits:

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

 

Applications

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.


Check out some examples of clinical applications provided by the University Children's Hospital Basel.

Pediatric imaging

Advanced coil technology allows excellent anatomical resolution

Head/neck imaging

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

Pediatric MRI whole abdomen

Trendsetting applications for high resolution and fast body imaging

Whole-body vessels visualization

Up to whole-body vessels visualization support therapy planning

Hip imaging

Flex and UltraFlex coils can be wrapped around an individual hip for high SNR.

Knee imaging

Improved workflow for fast, high resolution knee imaging


Free-breathing dynamic liver imaging with Compressed Sensing GRASP-VIBE (Courtesy of Jan Yperman Hospital, Ieper, Belgium.)

Children1, may not be able to hold their breath for contrast-enhanced imaging of the abdomen. Compressed Sensing GRASP-VIBE is a Siemens unique technology to make free-breathing and dynamic contrast-enhanced exams possible.

Your benefits:

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

Liver imaging with CAIPIRINHA
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

 


Drop metastases to the spine, 2 year old female
Drop metastases to the spine 2 year old female (Image: Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite, Atlanta, USA)

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

 

Clinical Use

A comprehensive multi-organ modality

Even though children pose many unique challenges to diagnostic MR imaging, our users worldwide prove the modality's advantages for pediatric imaging1, and why it is today the preferred imaging modality for many diseases that occur in childhood.
 

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