Multiva Magnetic Resonance Imaging system

Multiva 1.5T

Magnetic Resonance Imaging system


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Get fast, right first time imaging for a wide range of routine and advanced applications with Philips Multiva 1.5T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system. Clinicians need less time to make a confident, accurate diagnosis, improving throughput and referral status.

Fast patient set-up, high throughput
Designed for consistency

Designed for consistency

SmartAssist cuts the number of repetitive tasks in half to promote standardised, reproducible results.
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Every patient is different. iPatient is an advanced platform for our Ingenia sytems that puts you in control of personalised, patient-centric imaging to support greater consistency and efficiency. iPatient offers as much as 30% improvement in throughput.
Personalised, patient-centric imaging
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IntelliSpace Portal

IntelliSpace Portal delivers easy clinical workflow and collaboration tools to help you streamline your daily routine. Unlock the power of CT, MR, molecular imaging, and ultrasound systems with rich clinical applications accessible wherever you are.
Making high performance your standard || KBA 1

Fast, robust imaging for diverse exams

oStream analog-to-digital signal conversion inside the scan room, at the magnet, increases signal clarity to deliver fast, robust imaging.
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Quick patient set-up, high throughput

FlexStream workflow reduces patient/coil set-up time by up to 40% by enabling imaging with fewer coils.
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Cost control made easy

Compact siting, power-saving features , service, and education that help users increase system utilization help you keep costs under control.
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Advanced MRI

Improve your referral base by expanding your diagnostic opportunities. Advanced diagnostic solutions cover emerging clinical indications and increase the capabilities of MRI in neurology, oncology, and cardiology.

"I believe Multiva offers the best value for the money in the market today. Its image quality is brilliant, and you can do routine scanning, advanced scanning and research at a very reasonable cost.… Plus we can do advanced imaging in all body and brain regions, get beautiful visualization of lesions in knee cartilage and small ligaments in the wrist."


- Dr. Christof Walter, MD, Co-owner and Radiologist at Radiology Center Trier, Germany



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Magnet weight
  • 2900 kg
Bore design
  • 60 cm
Maximum FOV
  • 53 cm
Ultra compact, Zero Boil off magnet
  • Yes
Galaxy gradients: Performance
Galaxy gradients: Performance
Max Amplitude**
  • 33 mT/m
  • 57 mT/m
  • 208 mT/m/ms mT/m
Max slew rate**
  • 120 mT/m/ms
RF receive
RF receive
Number of channels
  • 16
Channel bandwidth
  • 3 MHz per channel
  • Direct Digital Sampling (DDS)
  • All RF coils include built in dedicated low noise preamplifiers for optimal signal-to-noise
Resolution parameters
Resolution parameters
Max scan matrix
  • 1024 (2048 optional)
Max. number of slices
  • 1024
RF transmit
RF transmit
Output power
  • 18 kW
Amplitude resolution
  • 16 bits
  • Per patient rapid automatic power and frequency optimization
Patient environment: Patient aperture
Patient environment: Patient aperture
  • 60 cm
Bore design
  • 60 cm
Patient aperture flare
  • 119 cm (horizontally)
Wireless patient physiological synchronization
  • Yes
Various acoustic noise reduction solutions
  • Yes
Patient transport system (optional)
  • Dockable patient trolley (optional)
Weight capacity
  • 250 kg (550 pounds)
Patient support working height
  • 89 cm (35 inches)
Patient support minimum height
  • 52 cm (20.5 inches)
FlexStream workflow
FlexStream workflow
Total Spine studies***
  • Zero coil handling
Brain, NV, Body, MSK studies
  • One ultra-light anterior coil
Whole body exams***
  • Zero coil handling
SmartAssist Efficiency Assistance
SmartAssist Efficiency Assistance
  • Yes
SmartExam (optional)
  • Yes
SmartLine (package dependent)
  • Yes
SmartLink (package dependent)
  • Yes
Site planning: Power consumption
Site planning: Power consumption
  • 4.6 kW
  • 7.4 kW
  • 21.5 kW
  • 27 kW
Minimum floor space
  • 19.5 m2 (210 sq.ft.)
  • *Hinged upon the unique FlexCoverage Posterior coil that provides neck-to-toe coverage without the need for any manual removal or repositioning, FlexStream enables imaging with fewer coils and reduces coil postioning and patient set-up time.
  • *Multiva 1.5T is not sold in USA
  • **On each axis. Amplitude deviation over full 53 cm FOV is <8%
  • ***Using the optional HST and/or Flex MSK coils
  • ****Available per Q4 2013