The Intera 1.5 T features a new and revolutionary ultra-compact, actively shielded, superconducting magnet. The extremely lightweight magnet has two superconducting coil sets: the inner set produces the main magnetic field and the outer set reduces the external fringe field of the magnet to a minimum. Both coil sets are electrically connected in series for fail-safe operation. A superconducting main field compensation function corrects for field variations induced by moving Objects close to the magnet. High magnetic field homogeneity, achieved through passive shimming, ensures excellent image quality with a 53 cm field of view. With the patient in the magnet, this can be further improved by the dynamic FOV shimming technique The magnet has typical helium consumption as low as 0.03 l/hr for fixed site magnets (between 0.03 l/hr and 0.1 l/hr for mobiles, depending upon transportation conditions).