AIR™ is more than a name
AIR™ CoilsClinical versatility and comfort
AIR™ transforms the entire MR experience.
It started with an engineering breakthrough that led to the industry’s first truly lightweight coil design that conforms to the human body like a comforting blanket completely changing the patient experience. But this was just the start.
AIR™ WorkflowIntelligent productivity improvements
The technology at the core of this new coil design laid the groundwork for intelligent applications that automate and personalize fundamental steps in the MR workflow, so you can expect consistent image quality in predictable scan times from any technologist.
AIR™ Image QualityConsistently superior IQ
Now, we’re adding an all-new reconstruction algorithm that utilizes noise calibration data acquired during prescan and weights receive channels according to their noise level.
design that is up to 60%
lighter or more
Industry-leading versatility with a simple, more durable design
360 degrees of coverage
Weights as little as 0.3 grams per cm2
- Streamline and optimize scan setup with
Automatically detect anatomy and prescribe slices with AIR x™
Each one brings something unique to the family
It all links up to a simply better image
Get closer with adaptive MR
Like being wrapped in a blanket
Every time we found ourselves starting to compromise, we started over
From the very beginning, flexibility and versatility were the standards we measured everything we developed against. That meant
we had to rethink all of the interior electronics to come up with a solution that took up less space and worked more efficiently. In the
end, we came up with something so fundamentally different than anything else in the industry that there would be no turning back.
DREAM: Flexibility or nothing
From the very beginning, flexibility was the standard we measured everything we developed against. Anything less than a completely flexible coil was considered unacceptable.
INNOVATE: Everything inside had to change
There was simply no room for bulky or lumped components. That meant we had to rethink all of the interior electronics to come up with a solution that took up less space and worked more efficiently.
ITERATE: Fine tuning to perfection
After the initial prototype, we challenged ourselves to go one step further by making something that was elegant, yet functional with image quality that could rival, or potentially exceed traditional coils. In the end, we came up with something so fundamentally different than anything else in the industry that there would be no turning back.
PROTOTYPE: The breakthrough of getting everything to work together
Our first working prototype was a simple, four-channel coil pieced together completely by hand. Even though it was only a glimmer of what AIR Technology™ would eventually be, once we demonstrated how it worked, its potential captured the imaginations of our peers.
This simple loop breaks every mold
E-mode electronics Its small size is its biggest strength
Housed within this miniaturized module are some of the most advanced coil electronics ever developed. Our proprietary E-mode electronics reduce current noise, boost linearity and improve tolerance to varying coil loading conditions. It makes the most out of every centimeter to reduce component volume by more than 60 percent.
Conductor loop Flexibility that's way ahead of the curve
Sometimes the right material can be the linchpin to a breakthrough innovation. For AIR Technology™, it was the conductor material for the loop. Lightweight and bendable, this series of linked resonators replaces what used to be rigid circuit boards and lumped components. It’s the flexible core of our form fitting coil design.
It turns out you can out-engineer conventional wisdom
Get closer to what you need to see
Intelligent productivity improvements.
Ready to know
Simplify scan setup with customized parameters Optimizes uniformity and SNR Automatically select which coils/elements to use
Intelligent MR slice prescription
Automatically detect anatomy and prescribe slices Delivers consistent and quantifiable results Helps eliminate rescans and scanning inefficiencies
Consistently superior IQ.
Make no substitutes for image quality
Clearly consistent images
Hear from your peers
GE SIGNA™ Premier with AIR™. Testimonial video from Hospital Quirónsalud, Madrid
Dr Gerhards, Radiologisches Institut Dr. von Essen, Germany
AIR Technology™ at ERASMUS MC, Rotterdam, NL – Overview
AIR Technology™ at ERASMUS MC, Rotterdam, NL – Radiographers’ perspective
AIR Technology™ at ERASMUS MC, Rotterdam, NL – Radiologists’ perspective
GE Symposium at ECR 2019 – How MRI with AIR Technology™ brings comfort, speed and quality
AIR™ Behind The Scenes Film
AIR™ First Clinical Impressions Video
**Not CE Marked. Not Available for sale in all regions.
*Compared to previous generations of conventional coil technology