Simultaneous Multi-Slice

Accelerate advanced neuro applications for clinical routine

Simultaneous Multi-Slice

Simultaneous Multi-Slice1 speeds up imaging significantly – through the simultaneous excitation and readout of multiple slices. Together, Simultaneous Multi-Slice Diffusion and BOLD bring advanced neuro applications into clinical routine – offering various advantages:

Benefits Simultaneous Multi-Slice Diffusion:

  • Scan time reduction as a factor of slice acceleration2
  • Higher spatial resolution (thinner slices)
  • Improved diffusion resolution (more directions and b values)

Benefits Simultaneous Multi-Slice BOLD:

  • Greater slice coverage
  • Higher spatial resolution (thinner slices)
  • Increased temporal resolution for higher sensitivity to BOLD signal


  • For diffusion-weighted imaging, slice acceleration can be used to reduce scan time and/or achieve higher spatial/diffusion resolution.
  • For BOLD, slice acceleration can be used to increase temporal sampling of BOLD data, for higher sensitivity to BOLD signal changes, and/or to increase slice coverage/resolution.
  • Simultaneous Multi-Slice accelerated BOLD and diffusion-weighted protocols for the brain are provided.

General Requirements


Minimum Software Version

syngo MR E11C


Also available for:
MAGNETOM Prismafit

Only available for:
MAGNETOM Avantofit

Please note: Additional technical prerequisites may apply. Upon receiving your request, your local Siemens representative will clarify whether your system meets the requirements.

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2Note that scan time reduction is not an exact factor of slice acceleration due to a fast reference scan required for slice separation.