Siemens Healthcare recently announced its next generation Tim (Total imaging matrix) technology and Dot (Day optimizing throughput) engine, and plans to incorporate them into the not-yet-released MAGNETOM Aera 1.5 Tesla (T) and MAGNETOM Skyra 3T MR scanners.
The new scanners will be the first to incorporate both Tim and Dot technology.
Tim 4G—the coil technology’s latest version—offers ultra-high-density coils, and a new coil architecture that packs more coil elements into a smaller space (up to 204 coil elements with 48 channels as standard configuration), resulting in high-resolution imaging that holds up even when zooming in on multi-station images.
Dot offers optimized engines for brain, cardiac, abdomen, knee, angiographic, and oncology exams. It can propose ideal exam strategies and adapt to each patient’s breath-hold capacity, then link to users’ best scanning protocol to match.
Siemens‘ MAGNETOM Aera and Skyra both provide 70 cm open-bore to accommodate a large variety of patient sizes and conditions. Super-short magnets allow many studies to be completed with the patient’s head outside the bore while still supporting a full 50 cm field of view (45 cm in z-direction).