Overview

Amaze

See things way beyond your expectations.

The SIGNA Pioneer is named after the many ways we are exploring and expanding what is possible in MR imaging. Our latest pioneering technology 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.

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MAGiC

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MAGiC (Magnetic Resonance Image Compilation)


For the first time ever in the industry, you can generate multiple image contrasts in a single MRI scan including T1, T2, Inversion Recovery (eg. DIR, PSIR, FLAIR, etc..), 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.



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.

Productivity

Turbo LAVA/LAVA Flex 

Turbo LAVA/LAVA Flex delivers faster body imaging by enabling shorter breath-holds and faster scans. It includes a novel ARC-based acceleration technique which speeds up any LAVA and LAVA Flex sequence up to almost 50 percent without impact on image quality 

Fewer Repeats, Less Variation

The SIGNA Pioneer includes GE’s exclusive application 3D PROMO that allows real time 3D prospective motion correction and GE’s proven PROPELLER technique. 

Improved ergonomics for Technologists

  • Intuitive one Touch-N-Go Intellitouch landmarking
  • Easy in-room set up with dual touch-screen displays




ROI

Signa Pioneer close up

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 footprint 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. 



Pioneering Technology

IMAGINE scans sharper than you thought possible

Total Digital Imaging (TDI) 

The SIGNA Pioneer offers startling advances in imaging starting with pioneering technology called TDI, meaning greater clarity and increased SNR by up to 25%.

TDI is built on three fundamental components:

  • Smart digitization with GE’s Direct Digital Interface (DDI) which employs an independent analog-to-digital converter to digitize inputs from each of 97 RF channels, literally redefining the concept of an RF channel. Not only does DDI technology improve SNR, but it also works with legacy GE coils for unmatched flexibility.
  • 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 allowing richer, higher quality in spine and body imaging.
  • Digital Micro Switching (DMS) technology revolutionizes the receive chain by replacing analog blocking circuits with intelligent Micro Electro-Mechanical Switches (MEMS), making ultra-fast coil switching times possible for further expansion of zero TE imaging capabilities.

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 . 

Integrated TDI Coil Suite

The SIGNA Pioneer benefits from the exclusive TDI Coil Suite which delivers remarkable image quality with a set of coils designed to be patient-centered. It includes an embedded posterior array, high-density Head & Neck array, an anterior array with extended anatomical coverage and other highly performing MSK-dedicated coils.

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.

Pioneering Applications

SilentSuite 

Delivers unique patient comfort features through imaging at the sound of Silenz (less than 3dB over ambient). SilentSuite now includes a full neuro exam (T1, T2 FLAIR, DWI, MRA) with less than 11 dBA above ambient noise and sequences covering from head to toe.  

DISCO 

MR as simple as CT
Whole liver volumetric imaging in as little as 3 seconds. It is so fast you can generate multiple phases in a single breath-hold which helps ensure that the enhancement is always captured so that each scan is done right the first time. DISCO rapidly generates time-resolved 4D images to meet the challenge of dynamic contrast-enhanced imaging. 

FOCUS 

Delivers a highly efficient method for increasing the resolution in Single Shot DW EPI sequences. Utilizing a multi-dimensional selective excitation, FOCUS supports small field of view imaging of specific organs with higher diagnostic quality, lower artifacts and faster exam times compared to conventional diffusion imaging.  

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."

   - 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."

   – 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."

   – 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."

   – 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."

   – Dr. Ismail Çerezci


Hear what our customers are saying about the SIGNA Pioneer

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