SIGNA™ Pioneer - 70cm

The SIGNA™ Pioneer creates sharper scans than you thought were possible, for more patients per day than you considered possible, assuring more comfort and less anxiety than your patients imagined possible.
  • Pioneering Technology

    IMAGINE scans sharper than you thought possible

    Outstanding magnet homogeneity. Uncompromised performance. RF Architecture. A total Imaging win.

    Besides its unique and future-ready 97 RF channel technology, the SIGNA™ Pioneer uses a high-homogeneity 3.0T magnet to bring consistency in image quality across patients, a solid foundation for your long term investment . 

    Total Digital Imaging RF Architecture … A total imaging win 

    Experience the unique advantages of Total Digital Imaging (TDI) with SIGNA Voyager. TDI helps deliver consistently sharper images than conventional MR systems with higher SNR, superior homogeneity and uniformity. TDI consists of 3 components;

    • Digital Surround Technology (DST) combines the superior SNR and sensitivity of the high-density surface coils with the superior homogeneity and deeper signal penetration of the integrated RF body coil, to deliver richer, sharper, higher quality images.

    • Direct Digital Interface (DDI) employs a separate analog-to-digital converter to capture and digitize every input from each of up to 65 RF channels, to vastly improve SNR.

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

    Integrated TDI Coil Suite

    GE’s TDI Coil Suite delivers remarkable image quality with a patient-centered design set of coils. It includes embedded posterior array, high-density Head & Neck array, anterior array with extended anatomical coverage and other high-performing flexible and dedicated MSK coils.

  • 48 Channel Head Coil and Coil Suite

    The optional 48 Channel Head Coil delivers phenomenal performance for every patient. Its fit-adaptable design addresses 99.99 percent of the patient population while preserving high SNR. It also maximizes the clinical capabilities of advanced imaging applications such as HyperWorks technologies and is compatible with both EEG and fMRI simultaneously.

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    Ultra-High Efficiency Gradient Technology

    SIGNA Voyager includes novel Ultra High Efficiency (UHE) Gradient technology, a leap forward in the gradient technology curve, generating shorter TR and TE values to deliver speed and exceptional image quality.

Productivity

  • ROI

    Lower Cost to Set up and Operate

    Lower Cost to Site

    Imagine siting a 3.0T system in a 1.5T siting space. SIGNA Pioneer is bringing 3.0T to places it has never been before. It has one of the smallest total siting footprints in the industry and is 25% smaller than conventional 3.0T systems.

    Lower Cost to Operate

    The SIGNA Pioneer is designed to use approximately 50% less power than conventional 3.0T wide bore designs through innovative ultra-high efficiency gradient technology. This means tremendous energy and operational cost savings while delivering high end 3.0T performance at the same time. 

Unmatched Patient Experience

ASTONISH … Designed to deliver an unmatched patient experience

With the SIGNA Pioneer, we're pioneering a patient-centered design built on a new concept of higher patient comfort and lower patient anxiety.

Soothing Silence

With SilentSuite, which is both revolutionary and proprietary, the SIGNA Pioneer reduces dB levels from an ear-splitting, motorcycle-level 91dB to within 3dB of scan room ambient noise. Along with this dramatic advance comes the first-ever complete Silent Neuro Exam that includes Diffusion Weighted Imaging (DWI). In addition, we have expanded our Silent imaging capability beyond neuro imaging to musculoskeletal and spine imaging.

Breathe Free

With its free-breathing imaging applications and advanced motion correction software, SIGNA Pioneer will compensate for patient movement and allow complete free-breathing body imaging. This includes dynamic contrast enhanced MR imaging, improving dramatically patient experience but also image quality in very challenging situations.

Rest Easy

The 70 cm wide bore design means more space and less anxiety. Not only is the bore wider, but so is the table. The SIGNA Pioneer's Comfort Plus patient table even sits lower to the ground, making it easier for patients to get on and off.

Non invasive procedures

3D Arterial Spin Labeling (3D ASL) delivers quantitative perfusion assessment-without radiation or the need for injection. IDEAL IQ delivers whole liver 3D coverage in a single breath-hold. It provides a non-invasive, quantitative assessment of triglyceride fat content in the liver that can aid in diagnosis. Further, our Inhance Suite delivers a set of non-contrast angiography solutions.

Testimonials

Here's what our customers are saying about the SIGNA Pioneer:

Maçka EMAR
Istanbul, Turkey
"The need of endorectal coil is no longer a clinical concern for us. Both FOCUS and DISCO are playing a key role to help delineate and characterize even small pathologies."

Image - Ismail Çerezci

Keio University Hospital
Tokyo, Japan
"SIGNA Pioneer is excellent. All of us are satisfied with the performance of SIGNA Pioneer. Fat suppression seems to be very impressive with LAVA FLEX. Turbo LAVA FLEX contributes to shortening of the scan time from 20 seconds to 16 seconds. It has helped to improve the success rate of dynamic breath-holding studies in the upper abdomen."

Image - Dr. Shigeo Okuda

Maçka EMAR
Istanbul, Turkey
"One word: "Robustness." The 3.0T SIGNA Pioneer and dedicated breast applications are the best match to boost the clinical diagnosis in our institution. Fat-saturation failures in challenging prosthesis cases are behind us and part of our history."

Image - Dr. Hulya Sezer

Seirei Hamamatsu
Japan
"SIGNA Pioneer is our 3rd 3.0T system and I am very impressed with the technology included in this system because the image quality it delivers exceeds my expectations. I am very pleased with the good uniformity and SNR performance of the system. The new RF technology is really making a difference. Also with the short scan times and echo times, we are able to achieve are similar to what I would expect in a system with much higher gradient specifications. The new gradient technology in the SIGNA Pioneer is exceptional."

Image - Dr. Takayuki Masui

Maçka EMAR
Istanbul, Turkey
"The SIGNA Pioneer with 16 channel Flex Coil Suite has dramatically improved our confidence while imaging challenging MSK exams. Now we are able to meet the needs of different patient anatomies and requirements."

Image - Dr. Ismail Çerezci


  • MAGiC (Magnetic Resonance Image Compilation)

    Click here to discover the MAGiC Experience

    For the first time ever in the industry, you can generate multiple image contrasts in a single MRI scan including T1, T2, STIR, T1 FLAIR, T2 FLAIR* and PD contrasts of the brain in a single acquisition.

    One scan that can do the work of many, with images acquired in as little as half the time to acquire separate sequences, fully integrated in a seamless workflow.

    *It is recommended to acquire conventional T2 FLAIR images in addition to MAGiC.

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  • MAGiC

    Complete flexibility for multiple contrast changes

    You can change the contrast of the image by manipulating TR, TE and TI even after the scan is completed and the patient has exited the MR room. MAGiC processing will provide you any desired contrast paving the way to new diagnostic capabilities.

    MAGiC even goes beyond standard MR weighted images by processing raw data into parametric T1, T2 and PD maps.

    Click here to discover the MAGIC Experience

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