Pediatric MRI
Caring for our youngest and most vulnerable

Pediatric MRI
 
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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.

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.


Help reduce fear and anxiety before an MR exam

Have fun reading a dedicated childrens book explaining the MRI exam procedure2 to your young patients and help them build an MRI scanner model. The book and 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.

Download the MRI Scan Experience app from iTunes or Google Playstore.


Reduce sound pressure by up to 97%3

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

Light-weight, high-density, coils

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.

Improve access and workflow

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.


Our reference in 3T Pediatric MRI

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

Advanced coil technology allows excellent anatomical resolution

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

Trendsetting applications for high resolution and fast body imaging

Up to whole-body vessels visualization support therapy planning

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

Improved workflow for fast, high resolution knee imaging


Free-breathing, contrast-enhanced body imaging

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 

High-resolution 3D imaging with reduced breath-hold times

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

 


Outstanding diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI)

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.
 

1The safety of imaging infants under two years of age has not been established. The responsible physician must evaluate the benefits of the MR examination compared to those of other imaging procedures.

2Please contact your local sales representative to receive your copies. CAUTION: This is not a toy, use intended under adult supervision only. Paper models are intended for educational purposes only, and must be built under the supervision of a healthcare professional, with the intention of assisting on the preparation for the examination.

3Results may vary. Data on file.

4The products/features shown on this webpage are not commercially available in all countries. Due to regulatory reasons their future availability cannot be guaranteed. Please contact your local Siemens Healthineers organization for further details.

5The product is still under development and not commercially available yet. Its future availability cannot be ensured.

6The 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.