The 1.5T Signa® HDe MRI system is substantially equivalent to the currently marketed GE 1.5T machines. The data acquisition system supports 1, 4, 8 independent receive channels and multiple independent coil elements per channel during a single acquisition series. The gradient specifications of HDe are lower than other GE Signa 1.5T MRI systems, but it can support clinical applications in cardiac and spectroscopy imaging.
The GE Signa HDe 1.5T MRI system is the most compact MR imaging system offered by GE, taking up 30% less site space than comparable systems. Equipped with a detachable gantry table that will improve workflow as well as patient safety, the GE Signa HDe 1.5T MRI machine is also built for energy efficiency, using about 41% less energy than previous generation systems. Each used GE Signa HDe 1.5T MRI system is designed to reduce annual energy consumption by as much as 70,000kWh.