Imaging Systems

Achieva 1.5T SE

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Philips Achieva 1.5T SE provides the clinical results you need today and the potential to evolve into the future, with a cost model that makes it all surprisingly affordable.

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Pulsar HP gradients || More than essentials

Pulsar HP gradients deliver more power

New, more powerful Pulsar HP gradients provide excellent performance with gradient amplitudes up to 33 mT/m or slew rates up to 122 mT/m/ms.
PowerSave || Smarter economics

PowerSave results in significant savings in energy bills

PowerSave adapts the system to use energy only when it's actually needed which reduces energy costs significantly.
FreeWave || Outstanding performance

FreeWave for ultra-fast scanning

With modular 32-channel architecture, FreeWave is designed to handle the large data streams of ultra-high resolution imaging (with matrices up to 2k x 2k). 4D-TRAK, k-t BLAST and other acceleration methods deliver ultra-fast scanning.
SENSE || More than essentials

SENSE the gold standard in parallel imaging

SENSE can be combined with various scan methods for clinical benefits such as reduced scan times, higher temporal resolution and enhanced spatial resolution.
Compact Siting || Smarter economics

Compact Siting for economic installation

Our Compact Siting approach, which enables installation in an average of under 10 days, helps you get your MR system in operation quickly and economically.
ExamCards || Simple operation

ExamCards give you quick, easy and consistent MRI exams

An ExamCard contains all the scans required for a complete MR examination in one easy-to-use file that can be downloaded directly into a Philips MRI scanner. The easy way to eliminate the dead time of loading protocols and planning scans.
SmartExam || Proven solutions

SmartExam brings consistency and reproducibility

SmartExam is a huge step forward in simplifying brain, spine and knee exams. It provides fully automated planning, scanning and processing in a single click for about 70% of your typical daily caseload.
Upgrade paths || More than essentials

Upgrade paths for economical growth

Easy upgrades are available at any time, for newer, more advanced clinical capabilities and even higher performance. With minimal upgrade times and a choice of upgrade paths, the system can expand to 16/32 RF channels.
Scalable platform || Smarter economics

Scalable platform for high return on investment

The scalable design of the Achieva platform means that only software upgrades and minimal hardware changes are all you need to scale up your clinical capabilities, providing an economical path to keep your system up to date.
Elite Clinical Solutions || Proven solutions

Elite Clinical Solutions to expand clinical offerings

Move into new clinical areas with these clinical solution sets that combine advanced imaging techniques with dedicated coils and meaningful workflow innovations. Available for neuro, musculoskeletal, body, breast, cardiac, and vascular applications.
NetForum || Proven solutions

NetForum to easily exchange information with peers

NetForum is Philips online community of healthcare professionals. Members enjoy a unique opportunity to collaborate and share best practices and more between one another to maximize use of Philips products.


Magnet 1.5T
Magnet 1.5T
Magnet weight
  • 2900/6400 kg/lbs
Pulsars HP+ gradients
Pulsars HP+ gradients
Max. amplitude for each axis
  • 33 mT/m
Max. slew rate for each axis
  • 122 T/m/s
Magnet System
Magnet System
Open bore diameter
  • 60 cm
Maximum FOV
  • 53 cm
Typical homogeneity at 50x50x45 cm
  • ≤ 0.5 ppm
FreeWave RF
FreeWave RF
RF Channels
  • 8 channels standard optional 16 channel high performance package
RF sampling
  • Direct Digital Sampling
RF receive bandwidth
  • 3 MHz
Parallel Imaging & SENSE coils
Parallel Imaging & SENSE coils
SENSE factor
  • Up to 16 times acceleration
Siting requirements
Siting requirements
Minimum siting requirement for magnet and technical room
  • 27/291 m2/sq ft
Upgrade path
Upgrade path
  • Upgradable to a broad range of coils, clinical applications, and 32 channel RF platform