Siemens Healthineers announces FDA clearance of 3T MRI System

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Siemens Healthineers announced Thursday that the FDA has cleared the company’s MAGNETOM Vida 3 Tesla (3T) MRI scanner. The scanner features Siemens’ new BioMatrix technology, which “addresses inherent anatomical and physiological differences among patients,” and a user interface designed to simplify positioning the patient table.

Murat Gungor, vice president of magnetic resonance for Siemens Healthineers North America, explained in a statement that the scanner was designed with patient-centered care in mind.

“With the MAGNETOM Vida, Siemens Healthineers proudly offers customers a 3T MRI system that provides unprecedented levels of personalization throughout the patient examination, to effectively address the unique challenges of each patient group and provide high-quality imaging to previously underserved segments of the population,” he said.

In the statement, Siemens also highlighted the scanner’s 60/200 XT gradient system and a feature that deactivates certain “power-hungry components” to save energy.