Siemens Healthcare has announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Magnetom Prisma, a 3 Tesla (3T) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner.

The new scanner features XR Gradients, which combine 80 milliTesla per meter (mT/m) with a 200T-per-meter-per-second (T/m/s) slew. Complementing the extraordinary power of the XR Gradients is the system’s exceptionally robust design. Precision is maintained throughout long, demanding applications such as functional MRI (fMRI). The XR Gradients power the system’s Diffusion Spectrum Imaging acquisition that enables users to potentially resolve fine anatomical details of the brain, such as crossing white-matter fibers.

In addition, Siemens’ Day optimizing throughput brings automation and reproducibility to investigations across subjects, time points, and institutions. For more information, visit the Siemens website.