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GE Healthcare

Signa HDe 1.5T

Capture what you could
not capture before.
Smaller. Simpler.
30% less space. 7-day installation. 25% lower
operating costs. A full menu of applications.
Less than 5 patients per day to break even.
If you’re first getting into MR, no system
gets you there faster and more profitably
than Signa HDe 1.5T.
Unmatched value
Couple its low operating costs with its remarkable versatility,
and Signa® HDe 1.5T makes solid financial sense – regardless
of your patient volumes.
Unsurpassed space savings
With its compact footprint, Signa HDe 1.5T can be easily sited
almost anywhere – and in the same area as a typical R&F room.
Unequaled ease
Ease of installation. Ease of use. Ease of imaging. Ease your mind
with the right MR supplier to get you up and running – and keep
you there – better than anyone.
In Signa HDe 1.5T, GE reaffirms its technology leadership with
MR imaging re-imagined.
Be capable. Be certain. With Signa HDe 1.5T, it’s simple.

In a hospital, a remote imaging center or
an independent clinic, the compact Signa
HDe 1.5T fits perfectly. Quickly. Comfortably.
In spots that would put the pinch on any
other 1.5T system.

One size.
Just one system electronics
cabinet and no equipment room
give Signa HDe an overall siting
Seven days. Just one week. footprint 30% smaller than other
That’s all the time it takes
to install Signa HDe 1.5T. 1.5T systems. It fits easily into all
existing 1.0T sites and over 90%
of 0.5T sites. So you can upgrade
or replace your existing MR
system with minimal construction
expense – for significant imaging
Typical 1.5T MR system
3.33 meters

The same size as a

7.63 meters

typical radiography
R&F room.
3.33 meters

30% smaller than a

7.63 meters

typical 1.5T MR suite.

Fits small.
The Signa HDe 1.5T fits in
the same area as a typical
radiography R&F room.
Which means you can install
imaging capabilities that will
bring you more patients,
procedures and profits in
the same amount of space.

Typical radiography
R&F room
Signa HDe 1.5T is powered by our unique
HD technology platform – MR in high definition.
It delivers remarkable resolution for definitive
diagnoses on all patients.

Advanced HD applications
Signa HDe 1.5T offers you a complete set of advanced HD applications:
Extremely rapid reconstructions
A powerful volume-reconstruction engine and accelerated imaging
tools deliver reconstructions at more than 1,000 images per second
for virtually real-time image generation.
Robust, consistent, reliable gradient performance
Signa HDe gradients deliver the accuracy and reproducibility you
need to ensure top-quality results across all applications and all pulse
sequences. The advantages become especially apparent in acquisitions
that demand high spatial and temporal resolution and in rigorous
applications such as PROPELLER.

Conventional MR HD PROPELLER

Eliminate motion artifacts with moving patients.
Unique, easy-to-use Signa HD
high-density coils focus a higher
number of elements on a specific
region of interest, maximizing
image signal-to-noise and
resolution for convenience
without compromise.

Fine tuned.

The compact operator console

features a wide-screen LCD monitor
and a user interface that simplify
viewing and navigation.
HD 8-channel
Knee Array


Shoulder High-resolution shoulder

Thin-slice (4 mm) axial (GRE) with exquisite Excellent off-center fat saturation uniformity
tendon definition. over the entire field of view in under 2 minutes.

High-resolution wrist High-resolution knee

High-definition imaging acquired off-center at Entire knee coverage with 16x16 cm FOV
patient’s side with wrist array in this 10x10 cm FOV, and 320x224 matrix acquired in 2:16 with clear
256x192 matrix image. visualization of the interarticulate anatomy.
A full body
Neuro HD 8-channel
Neurovascular Array

High-resolution cervical spine Lumbar spine

8-channel CTL array provides excellent visualization Clear visualization of the individual nerves of the
of the disc anomalies in under 2 minutes. lumbar spine in this 288x224 axial image set.

Large-FOV thoracic spine EPI FLAIR brain

Distortion-free coverage from T1 to T12 (over 30 FOV) High-quality, distortion-free imaging, standard from
with the 8-channel CTL array. GE, with clear visualization of brain anatomy with
short imaging times and high contrast.
of procedures.
Body HD 8-channel
Body Array

HD PROPELLER brain HD LAVA Abdomen with fat saturation

Eliminates motion artifacts with moving patients 15-second breath-hold for complete coverage, Complete liver coverage with uniform fat saturation
as shown in this 480x480 high-resolution acquisition with 204 images acquired in 2:37. in under 4 minutes using respiratory triggering.
in 2:35 with the 8-channel neurovascular array.

3D Time of Flight Female pelvis Female pelvis

High SNR, especially in the peripheral vasculature, Excellent uniform fat saturation with the High-definition of the interuteral anatomy
with three slabs acquired in 5:07. 8-channel body array for clear depiction with the 8-channel body array.
of the interuteral anatomy.
Signa HDe puts a complete set
of GE-exclusive HD clinical imaging
applications at your fingertips.
For all procedures. All patients.
All the time.

HD 8-channel
Breast Array

FIESTA HD VIBRANT High-resolution cardiac

Exquisite high-definition imaging taken with the Bilateral breast imaging with uniform fat saturation Excellent depiction of the chambers using FIESTA
8-channel Body array with 42-cm FOV in 21 seconds providing improved lesion conspicuity at 320x192 and cardiac array.
at 224x320 matrix. matrix acquired in 3:14.

High-resolution vascular HD TRICKS High-resolution angio

Excellent visualization of the lower-leg vasculature Enables the characterization of complex flow Excellent 3D Time of Flight.
as seen in this 3D Time of Flight. dynamics associated with vascular disease.
Signa HDe 1.5T is a wise
financial decision as well
as a smart clinical choice.
You start seeing a return
on your investment the
minute it’s installed.

Exceptional versatility for

more procedures
Designed for day-in, day-out
MR imaging and inherent versatility
to meet the needs of multiple markets,
Signa HDe 1.5T helps drive productivity
and profitability over a full range of
MR procedures.
Bank on it.
MR now fits in places you never thought possible.
Like your budget.
Thanks to easy siting, low operating costs, broad versatility and
unmatched support, Signa HDe 1.5T is a remarkable value –
no matter what the size of your pocketbook or patient load.
More profit from less space
With its small, compact siting, Signa HDe 1.5T helps you minimize
construction costs and transform non-profitable floor space into
a new profit center.
Lower overall cost of ownership
Reduced space requirements mean less lease expense and
room electricity costs – in addition to the inherently lower
power consumption of the Signa HDe 1.5T system itself.
Future friendly
As part of the Signa product family, your HDe 1.5T is backed by
the GE-exclusive Signa Continuum, assuring you of a clear and
easy upgrade path for your system throughout its lifetime.
Signa HDe 1.5T shortens your breakeven time, optimizes
your ownership costs and delivers an excellent return
on your investment.
You can take that to the bank.

Lower energy use and lifetime

operating costs.
Innovative water-cooling technology
significantly reduces the system’s
power needs and your monthly
operating costs.
Push the iLinq button and instantly
contact a live GE applications specialist
or service engineer. Right answers. Right now.
Right from your console. Just one way
GE gives you unmatched MR support.

Pressing needs?
InSite remote diagnostics Extensive online resources
and repair From case studies and clinical notes,
Thanks to our InSite™, a constant to protocols and software down-
data connection to your loads, our online MR community
Signa HDe 1.5T lets us monitor, at
diagnose and repair your puts a wealth of resources at
system remotely. your fingertips.

Remote magnet monitoring

Our exclusive, remote monitoring
of your magnet’s overall health
helps you avoid unnecessary
Reap the benefits of GE MR ownership. Maximum uptime.
Optimized workflow. Higher productivity. Better patient care.
True peace of mind. It’s easy with the world’s most advanced
portfolio of service and asset management tools.
The most service engineers worldwide
Unmatched GE field support is provided by a global team
of approximately 5,500 engineers that are the most experienced
in the industry.
More applications specialists worldwide
GE applications specialists are available globally to train you
on Signa HDe 1.5T applications, techniques and protocols.
The most parts distribution centers worldwide
Located in numerous countries around the globe,
GE spare parts distribution centers streamline
part delivery to minimize downtime.
The largest offering of physician
training options
The GE MR Masters Series offers you the widest
selection of training and education programs
on MR technology and techniques.
The GE Healthcare Institute
Receive hands-on training on a
Signa HDe 1.5T system in a
state-of-the-art clinical setting at
our dedicated educational facility.

TiP Virtual Assist

Combining expertise and convenience,
live, interactive applications training with
remote GE trainers helps you get the
most from your Signa HDe 1.5T.
With Signa HDe’s detachable
table, you can prep patients
outside the MR suite to
improve throughput.

With its small footprint, high field strength and

full suite of HD applications, Signa HDe 1.5T is quite
simply the best choice for your next MR scanner.

• Easy to use, versatile and reliable
• Ideal for new installations or replacements
• Perfect as a primary scanner for a smaller hospital
• Excellent as an additional system for larger hospitals
with increased imaging demand/capacity
• Well suited for a central hospital or a satellite center
• Low operating costs for a very favorable financial return
And the Signa Continuum lets you easily upgrade
your imaging performance over time.
Signa HDe 1.5T. Could it be any easier?
Signa. Be Certain.
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