What’s new

Latest software release: SIGNA™Works AIR™ IQ Edition

Streamline your MR department with intelligent applications that boost image quality, productivity and enable growth.

  • The SIGNA™ Pioneer is named after the many ways we are exploring and expanding what is possible in MR imaging. Our latest pioneering technology creates sharper scans than you thought were possible, for more patients per day than you considered possible, assuring more comfort and less anxiety than your patients imagined possible.

AIR™: A simply better MR experience*

The AIR™ family of products delivers clinical versatility and comfort, intelligent productivity improvements and consistently superior image quality.

    SIGNA™Works AIR™ Edition includes:

    AIR x – Automatic slice prescription for brain scans, with 5x faster set-up time and 4x fewer mouse clicks.
    AIR Touch – Improve workflow and productivity up to 59% from plan to scan with automated coil selection and landmarking.
    AIR™ Recon – Cleaner, crisper images without having to overcompensate in your scanning protocol.
    HyperMAVRIC SL – Use with MAVRIC SL to accelerate scans around MR-Conditional implants.
    Cube improvements –Now includes T1 FLAIR and STIR contrasts.
    MP-RAGE – Improves gray/white matter contrast.
    DISCO – Drives temporal resolution in dynamic T1 imaging with expanded enhancements for quality and consistency.

    Learn more:
    SIGNA™ Works AIR Edition brochure
    AIR™ articles from SIGNA™ Pulse of MR



Turbo LAVA/LAVA Flex

Turbo LAVA/LAVA Flex delivers faster body imaging by enabling shorter breath-holds and faster scans. It includes a novel ARC-based acceleration technique which speeds up any LAVA and LAVA Flex sequence up to almost 50 percent without impact on image quality

Fewer Repeats, Less Variation

Image The SIGNA™ Pioneer includes GE's exclusive application 3D PROMO that allows real time 3D prospective motion correction and GE's proven PROPELLER technique.

Improved ergonomics for Technologists

  • Intuitive one Touch-N-Go IntelliTouch landmarking
  • Easy in-room set up with dual touch-screen displays

  • ROI

    Lower Cost to Set up and Operate

    Lower Cost to Site

    Imagine siting a 3.0T system in a 1.5T siting space. SIGNA Pioneer is bringing 3.0T to places it has never been before. It has one of the smallest total siting footprints in the industry and is 25% smaller than conventional 3.0T systems.

    Lower Cost to Operate

    The SIGNA Pioneer is designed to use approximately 50% less power than conventional 3.0T wide bore designs through innovative ultra-high efficiency gradient technology. This means tremendous energy and operational cost savings while delivering high end 3.0T performance at the same time. 

Pioneering Technology

IMAGINE scans sharper than you thought possible

Total Digital Imaging (TDI) 

The SIGNA™ Pioneer offers startling advances in imaging starting with pioneering technology called TDI, meaning greater clarity and increased SNR by up to 25%.

TDI is built on three fundamental components:

  • Smart digitization with GE’s Direct Digital Interface (DDI) which employs an independent analog-to-digital converter to digitize inputs from each of 97 RF channels, literally redefining the concept of an RF channel. Not only does DDI technology improve SNR, but it also works with legacy GE coils for unmatched flexibility.
  • Digital Surround Technology (DST) combines the superior SNR and sensitivity of the high-density surface coils with the superior homogeneity and deeper signal penetration of the integrated RF body coil allowing richer, higher quality in spine and body imaging.
  • eMode technology replaces analog blocking circuits with intelligent ultra-fast switches which further expand zero TE imaging capabilities.

Besides its unique and future-ready 97 RF channel technology, the SIGNA Pioneer uses a high-homogeneity 3.0T magnet to bring consistency in image quality across patients, a solid foundation for your long term investment . 

Integrated TDI Coil Suite

The SIGNA™ Pioneer benefits from the exclusive TDI Coil Suite which delivers remarkable image quality with a set of coils designed to be patient-centered. It includes an embedded posterior array, high-density Head & Neck array, an anterior array with extended anatomical coverage and other highly performing MSK-dedicated coils.

Unmatched Patient Experience

ASTONISH … Designed to deliver an unmatched patient experience

With the SIGNA Pioneer, we're pioneering a patient-centered design built on a new concept of higher patient comfort and lower patient anxiety.

Soothing Silence

With SilentSuite, which is both revolutionary and proprietary, the SIGNA™ Pioneer reduces dB levels from an ear-splitting, motorcycle-level 91dB to within 3dB of scan room ambient noise. Along with this dramatic advance comes the first-ever complete Silent Neuro Exam that includes Diffusion Weighted Imaging (DWI). In addition, we have expanded our Silent imaging capability beyond neuro imaging to musculoskeletal and spine imaging.

Breathe Free

With its free-breathing imaging applications and advanced motion correction software, SIGNA™ Pioneer will compensate for patient movement and allow complete free-breathing body imaging. This includes dynamic contrast enhanced MR imaging, improving dramatically patient experience but also image quality in very challenging situations.

Rest Easy

The 70 cm wide bore design means more space and less anxiety. Not only is the bore wider, but so is the table. The SIGNA™ Pioneer's Comfort Plus patient table even sits lower to the ground, making it easier for patients to get on and off.

Non invasive procedures

3D Arterial Spin Labeling (3D ASL) delivers quantitative perfusion assessment-without radiation or the need for injection. IDEAL IQ delivers whole liver 3D coverage in a single breath-hold. It provides a non-invasive, quantitative assessment of triglyceride fat content in the liver that can aid in diagnosis. Further, our Inhance Suite delivers a set of non-contrast angiography solutions.


Here's what our customers are saying about the SIGNA™ Pioneer:

Maçka EMAR
Istanbul, Turkey
"The need of endorectal coil is no longer a clinical concern for us. Both FOCUS and DISCO are playing a key role to help delineate and characterize even small pathologies."

Image - Ismail Çerezci

Keio University Hospital
Tokyo, Japan
"SIGNA™ Pioneer is excellent. All of us are satisfied with the performance of SIGNA™ Pioneer. Fat suppression seems to be very impressive with LAVA FLEX. Turbo LAVA FLEX contributes to shortening of the scan time from 20 seconds to 16 seconds. It has helped to improve the success rate of dynamic breath-holding studies in the upper abdomen."

Image - Dr. Shigeo Okuda

Maçka EMAR
Istanbul, Turkey
"One word: "Robustness." The 3.0T SIGNA™ Pioneer and dedicated breast applications are the best match to boost the clinical diagnosis in our institution. Fat-saturation failures in challenging prosthesis cases are behind us and part of our history."

Image - Dr. Hulya Sezer

Seirei Hamamatsu
"SIGNA™ Pioneer is our 3rd 3.0T system and I am very impressed with the technology included in this system because the image quality it delivers exceeds my expectations. I am very pleased with the good uniformity and SNR performance of the system. The new RF technology is really making a difference. Also with the short scan times and echo times, we are able to achieve are similar to what I would expect in a system with much higher gradient specifications. The new gradient technology in the SIGNA Pioneer is exceptional."

Image - Dr. Takayuki Masui

Maçka EMAR
Istanbul, Turkey
"The SIGNA™ Pioneer with 16 channel Flex Coil Suite has dramatically improved our confidence while imaging challenging MSK exams. Now we are able to meet the needs of different patient anatomies and requirements."

Image - Dr. Ismail Çerezci

*Simply better compared to conventional technology.