MAGNETOM ESSENZAEstablished 1.5T performance. With Tim+Dot.

The new MAGNETOM ESSENZA with Tim+Dot. Whether you want to start your MRI business, increase your number of patients or enlarge your clinical scope. MAGNETOM ESSENZA with Tim+ Dot is a most user-friendly, clinically versatile and economically attractive scanner.

  • More productivity. With Tim+Dot. An easier, faster, and more efficient approach to highest and consistent image quality.
  • More applications. From head to toe. More standard and advanced applications than ever before to broaden your clinical scope.
  • More confidence. Through sustainable value. A solid and reassuring cost-structure defines the economic success of this 1.5T scanner.

Features & Benefits

MAGNETOM ESSENZA 1.5T - A Tim+Dot System. Built on the experience of more than 1.000 customers, it will help you to be even more productive, more versatile, and more confident in your daily MRI practice.

Dr. LiSong Bai

"Because there's no need to reposition the coils, we can achieve 50-60 patients every day."1
Dr. Li Song Bai
Director of MRI Department
1st Hospital of CMU, Shenyang, China

Dot integrated

Dot. The next movement in MRI.

Dot is a new way of scanning in MRI – a better way. Dot scanning uses a suite of customizable engines. Allowing the user to personalize exams according to patient needs, build in step-by-step user guidance, and automate MRI exams – either "out of the box" or based on the institution's standards.


Dot. Taking the complexity out of MRI.

  • Manage even complex exam routines with ease
  • Use pre-defined exam strategies (Dot protocols)
  • Easily adapt exam strategies to patient specific condition
  • Be guided step-by-step, even through complicated exams
  • Easy and synchronized timing with Auto Bolus Detection

Dot. A new level of consistency and reproducibility.

  • Intelligent, automated workflows for image consistency and diagnostic confidence
  • Complete scans with virtually no manual adjustments, enabling high reproducibility
  • Workflows customizable to your standards
  • Easy, consistent follow-up exams, supported by automatic slice positioning & FoV estimation

Intelligent, automated workflows enable a whole new level of efficiency

  • Fast scan setup with only a few clicks, supported e.g. by an automated FoV or navigator positioning
  • Automated post-processing with automatic, predefined inline technologies
  • Higher reproducibility and more accurate timing, reducing the need of scan repetitions
Dr. Roberto Cortes Domingues

"At the moment we have nine MAGNETOM ESSENZA installed in our sites, and we can smoothly do more than 800 exams a month per machine."1
Dr. Roberto Cortes Domingues
CDPI & Multi Imagem
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Tim sets the standard in MRI.

The integrated coil technology Tim (Total imaging matrix) is synonymous with excellent image quality and fast acquisition speed. The proven technology is now in nearly 8,000 installations.

Your benefits comprise exceptional image quality, faster acquisition, shorter exam time, and higher SNR.



  • Select exams, not coils
  • 8 or 16 RF channels for up to 46 matrix coil elements
  • Head-to-toe imaging without patient repositioning


  • Local and total imaging from head to toe, while maintaining a high SNR
  • Excellent image quality with high coil density
  • Seamless scan range of up to 140 cm with excellent image quality


  • Utilize parallel imaging (iPAT) in all directions
  • High acquisition speed, high resolution
  • Shorter examination times allow increased throughput

Together. Tim+Dot redifine productivity - with an increase of up to 50%2.

Higher flexibility

  • Seamless combination of up to 4 Matrix coils with up to 46 coil elements
  • More coverage with the integrated IsoCenter Matrix, 16-channel Head/Neck coil and up to two Body Matrix coils
  • Easier coil handling with combined Head/Neck parts and comfortable release mechanism
  • Keep the posterior part of the 16-Channel Head/Neck on the patient table for any abdominal exam 

Upgraded imaging and iPAT performance

  • Twice the number of elements (12 instead of 6) in the head region for improved GRAPPA performance
  • Higher performance in abdominal imaging with IsoCenter Matrix and up to 2 Body matrix coils
  • Access to the optional 14-ch Extremity coil3 for advanced iPAT capabilities in any direction and improved B1 performance with iTX

More confidence

  • Outstanding SNR with the 16-ch Head/Neck coil
  • Complete coverage of the Head/Neck region
  • Excellent image quality, in combination with the integrated IsoCenter Matrix coil, for example in C-Spine imaging 

The complete range of clinical application. With the Tim Application Suite.
Neurology, Orthopedics, Cardiology, Angiography, Womens' Health, Pediatric

Dr. Christiano Rezio

“The acquisition of MAGNETOM ESSENZA was a great choice, because it surpassed all our expectations, attending the hospitals diversified needs."1
Dr. Cristiano Rezio, MD
Radiologist, Administrative Director
Clínica De Diagnostico, Por Imagem Avançado Goiânia, GO, Brazil

Broaden your clinical scope. With the new MAGNETOM ESSENZA – A Tim+Dot system, you also have access to advanced, cutting-edge applications like:

  • CAIPIRINHA: The powerful next generation iPAT application for up to 50%2 faster imaging.
  • syngo BLADE: Robust, motion-insensitive imaging for excellent imaging results even for non-cooperative patients, can be used in head, spine, abdomen, and other body regions.
  • 3D DESS: T2/T1- weighted, high resolution cartilage imaging.
  • 3D CISS: Excellent visualization of fine structures such as cranial nerve, high resolution imaging of inner ear and spine.
  • Inline Diffusion: Automatic real-time calculation of trace-weighted images and ADC maps with Inline Technology for stoke imaging and tumor differentiation in head and body applications.

"The MSK examinations, with the Blade sequence, are of very good quality since motion artifacts are reduced. This same BLADE sequence and the 3D isotropic SPACE sequence offer high resolution and well contrasted pelvic and prostate images. In neurology, the results are of very good quality in totally correct acquisition times."1
Dr. Bui, Dr. Tayebjee
Hôpital privé de la Seine Saint Denis, Groupe Générale de Santé
Le Blanc Mesnil, France

Dr. B. Kannan

"MAGNETOM ESSENZA is a true "value for money" system combining both strengths of excellence in imaging and viability for investors."1
Dr. B. Kannan
Director Aravind Krishna Hospital
Sattur, Virudhunagar District Tamilnadu, India

Outstanding TCO (Total Cost of Ownership)

  • Low installation requirements with short system design
  • Lowest operating costs in class with minimal power consumption2
  • State-of-the-art zero helium boil-off technology
Break-even comparison
Break-even comparison

An even faster break-even

The new MAGNETOM ESSENZA stands for increased efficiency from day one. It enables you to keep costs low while increasing your number of patients. A sure combination for a faster break-even.

Optimized Workflow

  • Increase your standard workflow setup with Tim and GRAPPA: Comprehensive knee evaluation in less than 10 minutes2
  • Optimized workflow and great consistency brings dramatic throughput: e.g., up to 20%2 throughput increased with Brain Dot Engine
Geoffrey Gatebled

"The MAGNETOM ESSENZA MR system allows us doing high quality examinations while keeping investment and operating costs under control. ... Today, we have a very good productivity."1
Geoffrey Gatebled, Chief technician
Centre d’Imagerie Médicale de Franconville
Franconville, France

Clinical Use

MAGNETOM ESSENZA is the established performer at 1.5T. With more than 1000 installations worldwide, a large number of clinical applications, and state-of-the-art coil technology it proves its clinical use and relevance in Magnetic Resonance Imaging everyday, from head-to-toe.


MAGNETOM ESSENZA Clinical Image Gallery

Clinical Image Gallery
See the full application range in the MAGNETOM ESSENZA Image Gallery:

Brain imaging on MAGNETOM ESSENZA – fast routine and advanced capabilities:

  • High-quality routine 2D imaging for adult and young patients with sub-millimeter in-plane resolution
  • Advanced 3D imaging for crisp images with excellent through-plane resolution
  • Higher resolution and accuracy with less susceptibility distortions in Diffusion-Weighted Imaging in brain, spine or prostate with Multi-shot DWI.
  • TOF 3D Angio – great level of detail

Excellent coverage, easy set-up, and high patient comfort with Tim technology and the integrated IsoCenter Matrix.

Head:<br />SWI ThinMIP, GRAPPA 2

Extensive Head/Neck Imaging capabilities with MAGNETOM ESSENZA:

  • No more manual coil positioning with the IsoCenter Matrix
  • Excellent FatSat – whichever technique you prefer
  • High level of detail in CE-MRA
Head/ Neck:<br />T1 TSE, GRAPPA 2
Head/ Neck:

MAGNETOM ESSENZA offers the right coils and application solutions for any MSK examination relevant in a clinical setting:

  • Perform high-end shoulder imaging with highest homogeneity and excellent FatSat, whilst easily and flexibly adapting to narrow and wide shoulders, for both, routine and advanced applications
  • Accomplish great image results of the elbows anatomy, giving you more diagnostic confidence
  • Benefit from multiple solutions for comprehensive, efficient, and detailed hand/wrist or foot/ankle imaging at reasonable acquisition times with increased signal-to-noise ratio and advanced iPAT performance
  • Acquire excellent results in hip imaging of a single joint or both joints, with the combination of IsoCenter and large Flex or Body Matrix
  • Achieve outstanding image quality in your knee examinations with features like advanced 3D imaging, excellent FatSat, and even advanced applications for quantitative analysis, such as MapIt
MSK Shoulder:<br />VIBE 3D DIXON water, GRAPPA 2
MSK Shoulder:

High-res 2D, advanced 3D, and different Fat Saturation techniques are simply standard for MAGNETOM ESSENZA, and part of the clinical use of our established performer. Further benefits in Spine imaging with MAGNETOM ESSENZA are:

  • No more manual coil repositioning with Tim (Total Imaging Matrix)
  • A large Field of View (FoV) coverage and state-of-the-art iPAT performance for an easy and streamlined workflow
  • Excellent signal-to noise ratio (SNR) and no need for coil positioning, due to the IsoCenter Matrix coil intrinsically being at the right position
  • A great level of detail regardless of the patient’s condition or anatomy
  • A scan range up to 140 cm without repositioning, seamless scan integration, and automated post processing3
C-Spine:<br />T2 TIRM, GRAPPA 2
  • Handle challenging patient-conditions with applications like syngo BLADE and PACE
  • Great image quality and fat saturation in 2D and 3D
  • Comprehensive lesion evaluation including 3D VIBE & diffusion
  • syngo GRAPPA gives you the choice of faster acquisition or higher resolution imaging – for both triggered as well as breath-hold sequences
  • CAIPIRINHA - The powerful next generation iPAT application for up to 50 %2 faster 3D imaging.
  • Pediatric abdominal imaging4 
Abdomen:<br />3D SPACE SPAIR, GRAPPA 2

Sub-millimeter resolution, different FatSat techniques, iPAT, or DWI (Diffusion weighted imaging) give you a wide range of possibilities.

Pelvis:<br />T2 TSE

Whether your focus is on morphology or function. Your need for various image contrasts is taken care of with sequences like:

  • True Fisp
  • Dark Blood
Cardiac:<br />TrueFISP cine retro, GRAPPA 2
TrueFISP cine retro, GRAPPA 2

With or without contrast is up to you. MAGNETOM ESSENZA offers both:

  • syngo NATIVE – excellent image quality without contrast agent usage
  • syngo GRAPPA, for fast, contrast – enhanced angiography
  • syngo TWIST - time-resolved 3D contrast-enhanced MR angiography (MRA) with very high temporal (sub-second) and spatial resolution (sub-millimeter) in cerebral, carotid, pulmonary, renal or peripheral angiography 
Angiography:<br />3D FLASH CE-MRA, MIP, GRAPPA 2

With two dedicated breast coils for imaging purposes or biopsy guidance, and the BreVis application solution, you have a sound and efficient basis for breast imaging:

Breast:<br />T2 TIRM, GRAPPA 2

MAGNETOM ESSENZA fulfills a number of requirements, especially important when it comes to imaging children. Apart from flexible coil handling, high signal-to-noise ratio and light-weight coils MAGNETOM ESSENZA provides protocols with specific parameter settings for optimized contrast also in pediatric imaging4.

Pediatrics:<br />T1 true IR, 8 year old
T1 true IR, 8 year old

Technical Details

Low installation and power requirements, ultra short magnet, lightweight design, Zero Helium boil-off technology, Tim+Dot workflow suites and engines, the latest software platform and applications. MAGNETOM ESSENZA – a Tim+Dot system.

Overview Technical Details

Field strength

1.5 Tesla

Bore size

60 cm

System length

147 cm

Minimum room size5

30 m2

RF technology


Maximum number of channels6

25, 46

Number of independent receiver channels that can be used simultaneously in one single scan and in one single FoV, each generating an independent partial image

8, 16

Gradient strength

V-engine (30 mT/m @ 100 T/m/s)

Helium consumption

Zero Helium boil-off technology

  • Tim integrated coil technology changed MRI forever. With excellent image quality and fast acquisition speed, the proven technology is now in nearly 10,000 installations. Whole-body coverage means no repositioning for multiple exams and more exams per day.
  • Dot is a new way of scanning in MRI – a better way. Dot scanning uses a suite of customizable engines. Allowing the user to personalize exams according to patient needs, build in step-by-step user guidance, and automate MRI exams – either "out of the box" or based on the institution's standards.
    More information about Dot and all of the Dot engines 

Field strength

1.5 Tesla

Bore size

60 cm

Magnet length

131 cm

Helium consumption

Zero Helium boil-off technology

General Features

  • Actively shielded (AS), super-compact whole-body gradient coil system
  • Extremely low eddy currents
  • Water-cooled coil and amplifier for maximum performance


Excellent spatial and temporal resolution

  • Shortest TE and TR for high image contrast and best signal-to-noise ratio


Patient-specific shimming

  • Active shim via 3 linear channels
  • Includes advanced, nonlinear 2nd order shim


V - engine: 30 mT/m

Slew rate

V - engine: 100 T/m/s

  • Solid-state amplifier, maintenance-free
  • Digital quadrature demodulation
  • Digital filtering
  • Receiver with high dynamic range without adjustments
  • Only 2 electronic cabinets
  • Save up to 25 %3 on the Installation cost with the light-weight, ultra-short Magnet and no need for a separate equipment room
  • Profit from unique features that are good for your financial health, and for the environment too
    - Low set-up costs
    - Low power requirements
    - Low running costs that may decrease your energy bill by up to 50%1 when replacing an existing MRI system
  • Maximize uptime with a state-of-the-art zero helium boil-off magnet

System length

147 cm

Minimum room size5

30 m²