SIGNA™ Architect – 70 cm

Now the potential for MR is even more astonishing with the SIGNA™ Artist, the most advanced and intuitive 1.5T engineering in MR technology from GE Healthcare


Clear advances with clear advantages

Now the potential for MR is even more astonishing with the SIGNA™ Architect, a state-of-the-art imaging solution that combines the advancements in MR technology with GE Healthcare's intuitive engineering. Fueled by the SIGNA™Works productivity platform, the SIGNA™ Architect is a harmonious design of form and function.

Welcome to the future of MR. Forge ahead with SIGNA™ Architect.

  • Fueling the Future of MR

    Our SIGNA™Works productivity platform redefines what’s possible. Acquire calculated, quantitative ADC maps with MAGiC DWI. Streamline post-processing for higher efficiency and enhanced workflow with the amazing capabilities of ImageWorks and improve image quality up to eight times faster with our HyperWorks applications.

    Learn more about SIGNA™ Works and its innovative applications

With great speed comes great clarity

Speed plays an important role in making research protocols practical for clinical use. In addition to a high performance gradient coil and an industry-leading number of channel counts, SIGNA Premier includes three accelerating techniques, HyperBand, HyperSense and HyperCube, which provide astonishing imaging with unsurpassed speed. Used together, these technologies help researchers achieve standard clinical exam times for advanced imaging protocols.


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Excites multiple slices during a single acquisition to accelerate scan speed


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Utilizes proprietary compressed sensing technology for up to 8x reduction in scan time* while maintaining resolution


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Selective excitation for higher spatial resolutions and reduced scan times

*Compared to conventional imaging

Experience freedom with AIR Technology

When we set out to build the MR of the future, one thing was certain, we knew we needed to revolutionize the patient-coil experience. We started this journey with SIGNA Architect™. Drawing inspiration from the interactions and objects that bring us comfort in our daily lives, we realized that to a patient, the experience of wearing coils is similar to the experience of being covered with a blanket. This realization led us to develop the innovative AIR Technology. A revolutionary, lightweight coil design that comfortably conforms to a patient’s body. It’s also less cumbersome for technologists to position and has the high density channel count radiologists rely on for image quality.

Learn more about AIR Technology™

Diffusion imaging has never been so intelligent

As a standard biomarker in oncology, diffusion imaging plays a critical role in cancer detection and staging. However, because certain anatomical regions are prone to large distortions that limit resolution, the current standard for diffusion imaging has its limitations. SIGNA Premier uses intelligent quantitative solutions and an advanced diffusion package to automatically detect and correct distortion, artifacts and motion. The result is improved co-registration with anatomical information, improved visualization of structures in difficult-to-image areas and higher resolution without any restrictions. This is achieved without any user intervention, additional scan time or complicated workflow.

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Improved co-registration with anatomical information

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Improved visualization of the most challenging areas

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Higher resolution without any restrictions


Raise your MR performance to new heights with groundbreaking technology

Designed to overcome barriers, SIGNA™ Architect's cutting edge platform makes it one of the most versatile, adaptable and powerful systems available from GE. Now feet-first, whole-body coverage is made easy. Dynamic yet insightful, the SIGNA™ Architect is MR built to work for you.

Total Digital Imaging (TDI)

The SIGNA™ Architect offers startling advances in imaging and a total imaging win with TDI.


GE's Direct Digital Interface (DDI) employs an independent analog-to-digital converter to digitize inputs from each of 128 RF channels, eliminating unnecessary noise enhancement.

eMode technology replaces analog blocking circuits with intelligent ultra-fast switches which further expand zero TE imaging capabilities.

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48 Channel Head Coil and Coil Suite

Introduced with the SIGNA™ Architect, the optional 48 Channel Head Coil delivers phenomenal performance for every patient, with a fit-adaptable design that addresses 99.99% of the population while preserving the highest SNR and supporting advanced imaging capabilities such as HyperWorks technologies.

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eXpress Dockable Table

The SIGNA™ Architect's eXpress table, with a memory foam surface, delivers feet-first or head-first imaging for everyone. With its detachable egress, you never have to worry about how quickly you can exit the MR suite. And with IntelliTouch positioning, just touch the edge of the table to position your patients.

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In addition to accommodating larger patients, full 50x50x50cm FOV in a 70cm wide bore allows you to properly image off-center anatomy such as shoulders and hips. The SIGNA™ Architect's phenomenal homogeneity enables our largest FOV ever.

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reFINE and deFINE

With reFINE, the challenge of 3.0T high-yield uniformity has finally met its match. reFINE allows you to increase your control over improved RF pulse efficiency, so you get clearer, crisper signals no matter your patient composition or position.

deFINE takes the results of SIGNA™ Architect to the next level by enhancing the image appearance with integrated inline optimizable settings. These settings can be generated for each individual sequence or for the entire exam.

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