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Consistency.
Quality results for each exam. With the Dot engines.

Apply your clinical MRI standards – everytime.
With the Dot Cockpit1 your MRI exams are standardized for consistency. With the specific Dot engines you automatically apply your standard to the clinical question at hand (body part, indication) but still stay flexible to adapt quickly. For 88%2 of MRI exams there is a Dot engine available.

 

The Dot engines, standardize your exams – from head-to-toe.

  • Adapt strategies to your patients’ needs
  • Useful automation, less software interaction
  • Intuitive guidance for every exam

 

  • Specific exam views, for the information you need
  • Consistency for every follow-up exam

 

Learn more about the specific Dot engines


Thinking about consistent follow-ups over time?

Brain Dot Engine

Flexibility
Exam specific neurological diseases

Consistency
Reproducible positioning and strategy-based protocol adaptation for standardized image quality, faster reading, and more reliable diagnosis

Efficiency
Up to 20% shorter exam-slots3


Features

Consistent exams with Auto Align and BLADE

  • Consistent results for follow up examinations
  • Motion-insensitive scanning
  • Faster and more efficient patient scheduling
  • Same slice positioning across patients and exams
  • AutoAlign for hippocampus – pre- and post surgery

 



Is the compexity of a cardiac scan breaking your heart?

Cardiac Dot Engine

Flexibility
Consistent and faster planning enable more flexibility in staffing and scheduling

Consistency
Guidance and automation make exams more consistent, and results more reliable and reproducible

Efficiency
Up to 50% more patient throughput - even with stress studies4


Features

Automated planning of all cardiac views with AutoAlign Heart 

  • Focus on your patient and not on a complex cardiac protocol
  • Comprehensive heart exam in less than 30 minutes4
  • Up to 50% increase in patient throughput4
  • Motion correction with one click
  • Inline Ventricular function for diagnostic information on the fly

 



Are you holding your breath whenever your patient has to?

Abdomen Dot Engine

Flexibility
Monitoring of exam progress and synchronized timing enables more comfortable and confident scanning

Consistency
Increased contrast timing accuracy for reproducible results

Efficiency
28% better timing accuracy resulting in less repeated examinations and potentially more throughput5


Features

Optimized Auto Bolus timing for dynamic liver examinations

  • Perform “hassle-free” breath-hold and contrast imaging
  • Get diagnostic information through consistent contrast timing
  • Perform motion free imaging
  • Use offered MRCP and Diffusion decision points
  • LiverLab1 - quantitative liver imaging, non-invasively as upcoming option

 



Have you ever missed correct timing?

Angio Dot Engine

Flexibility
Interactive approach to contrast timing, calculated and proposed automatically

Consistency
Standardized timing for each patient, resulting in higher consistency and reproducibility

Efficiency
Enables the possibility to use less contrast medium


Features

Acquire optimally timed contrast images with interactive bolus timing.

  • Achieve consistent contrast agent timing with your Angio examination
  • Read and report MR Angio cases performed consistently with optimized kinetic timin
  • Deliver clear answers to your referring physicians 

 



Are you sure you're not missing something?

Knee Dot Engine

Flexibility
Choose the strategy according to your patients condition, especially with high bandwidth (WARP6)

Consistency
Faster diagnosis and more accurate follow-ups with AutoAlign Knee

Efficiency
Fast 3D measurement and inline processing of MPRs without the need of post-processing


Features

Consistent positioning and sizing with AutoAlign and AutoCoverage

  • Automatic positioning and sizing of slices and FoV
  • Reduction of metal artifacts with WARP
  • Better soft tissue evaluation in proximity of MR conditional implants
  • Motion-insensitive scanning with BLADE
  • Fast isotropic 3D measurements

 



Are you bending over backwards trying to count vertebrae?

Spine Dot Engine

Flexibility
Built-in workflows and alternatives for fast adaptation to patient conditions – also during the exam

Consistency
Consistent positioning independent of spine curvature (eg. scoliosis or kyphosis patients)

Efficiency
Inline Curved Planar Reconstruction automatically reconstructs image to appear in one plane


Features

Automated spine labeling, Inline Curved Planar Reconstruction

  • Reduce workflow steps: automated vertebrae labeling, drop& snap positioning
  • Automatic detection of spine geometry - focus on the diagnosis instead of trying to find the right plane
  • Reduction of metal artifacts with WARP6
  • Consistent positioning independent of spine curvature

 



Can you separate the peaks?

Breast Dot Engine

Flexibility
Exam Strategies for lesion and implant evaluation, and intervention

Consistency
Frequency Adjustment Guidance reduces confusion between water, fat, saline and silicone

Efficiency
MPR automatically calculated e.g. for high-resolution delayed VIEWS


Features

  • Don’t miss fatty breast tissue or silicone
  • Proper peak identification leads to reliable image quality
  • AutoCoverage for perfusion and diffusion, get the whole picture
  • Single frequency adjust for 3D VIBE helps saving time
  • Automatic MPR calculation, e.g. for high-res delayed VIEWS
  • Biopsy target coordinates on the Dot display at the scanner

 



Are you tired of black holes in your images?

Large Joint Dot Engine

Flexibility
Choose the strategy according to your patients condition, especially with high bandwidth (WARP6)

Consistency
Faster diagnosis and more accurate follow-ups with AutoAlign and AutoCoverage

Efficiency
Fast 3D measurement and inline processing of MPRs without the need of post-processing


Features

Reduce artifacts with WARP exam strategies

  • New Advanced WARP1,6 to accommodate patients with large metal implants that are compatible
  • Confident reduction of artifacts with only a few mouse-clicks
  • Motion-insensitive scanning with BLADE
  • Fast isotropic 3D measurements

 



Wouldn’t you like to fly over these hurdles?

TimCT Angio Dot Engine

Flexibility
Seamless and robust acquisition with a fast and easy to perform planning workflow

Consistency
Standardized timing for each patient resulting in consistent contrast enhancement

Efficiency
More predictable timing makes scheduling easier


Features

  • Use TimCT for seamless scans of large fields of view
  • Plan multistation examinations in one step
  • Read and report MR Angio cases with one seamless FoV
  • Provide reproducible, excellent images achieved with latest technology to your referring physicians
  • Up to 30% faster acquisition for whole body angio exams7,8  

 



Are you tired of stop’ n go from head-to-toe?

TimCT Onco Dot Engine

Flexibility
Seamless and robust aquisition with a fast and easy to perform planning workflow

Consistency
28% higher timing accuracy for dynamic liver examinations5

Efficiency
Less rescans due to increased timing accuracy


Features

  • Use TimCT for seamless scans of large fields of view
  • No planning of multiple steps and no composing
  • Always scan in isocenter
  • Automization of liver dynamics
  • Integration of in-/opposed phase and Dixon fat/water separation in a single scan
  • Scan thorax, abdomen, and pelvis in less than 30 minutes9

 


1The product/feature (mentioned herein) is currently under development; not for sale in the U.S. and other countries, future availability cannot be guaranteed.

2Evaluation of 2.2 million Siemens MR exams, 2013.

3University Hospital Essen, GER, Brain Dot Engine Workflow Study.

4Case Study by: Dr. Russell Bull, Royal Bournemouth Hospital, UK.

5D.R. Martin. Optimization of Single Injection Liver Arterial Phase Gadolinium Enhanced MRI Using Bolus Track Real-Time Imaging.* Emory University, USA.

6The MRI restrictions (if any) of the metal implant must be considered prior to patient undergoing MRI exam. MR imaging of patients with metallic implants brings specific risks. However, certain implants are approved by the governing regulatory bodies to be MR conditionally safe. For such implants, the previously mentioned warning may not be applicable. Please contact the implant manufacturer for the specific conditional information. The conditions for MR safety are the responsibility of the implant manufacturer, not of Siemens.

7TimCT Angio study; European Journal of Radiology 80:537-542 (2011). Case study by Koziel, K. et al.

8University of Utah, Case Study Brain exam, UT, USA.

9Case study by: Prof. Schaefer, Dr. Baumann Universitaetsklinikum Freiburg, Germany.