Quiet exams with Pianissimo and Pianissimo Zen

Pianissimo technology significantly reduces the noise in and around the MRI environment for every patient, every sequence, every time thanks to the vacuum chamber encasing the super slim gradient coil which suppresses acoustic noise. And Pianissimo Zen quiet sequences further reduce noise by up to 99%*, making exams even more comfortable and easier to complete.

*Depending on the condition of usage and examination

Pianissimo technology

Reducing Noise

Noise can make an MR exam uncomfortable for patients, Pianissimo allows even the most sensitive patient to have a pleasant experience.

Reducing noise levels in 2 unique ways:

  • Hardware designed to eliminate noise at the source for every sequence
  • Additional special sequences further reduce gradient noise
Pianissimo Quiet MR

Hardware vs. software

Quiet MR for every sequence, scan and patient. Canon Medical Systems hardware is designed to eliminate noise at the source.

  • Noise reduction is achieved on all sequences
  • Additional special sequences further reduce gradient noise
Decreased Noise and Performance

Relative noise comparison

Select from below to compare the noise acoustics

Relative noise comparison
Elan MRI Pianissimo
Relative noise comparison
Vacuum Cleaner
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Relative noise comparison
Train Horn
Relative noise comparison
Airplane Jet

Vacuum Sealed Chamber

The gradient coil is vacuum-sealed, which eliminates the air in which acoustic noise is transmitted.

Unlike software noise reduction which only works for a few sequences, hardware-based Pianissimo works on every sequence.

Pianissimo - Quiet Examination

Vacuum Sealed Chamber: Gradient Coil and Vacuum Chamber

Pianissimo Zen

Unique acoustic noise reduction suite

Keep the patients in comfortable space without noisy sound.

Pianissimo Zen Sequences

  • mUTE
  • mUTE 4D-MRA

Pianissimo + mUTE sequences

  • The Pianissimo Zen silent sequence package reduces noise by up to 99%*, down to as little as 2 dB above ambient noise.

Pianissimo - Whisper Quiet Scanning

Pianissimo Zen

*Depending on the condition of usage and examination.

Pianissimo Σ

Pianissimo Σ technology dramatically reduces the level of acoustic gradient noise, thus substantially enhancing patient comfort, especially during scanning with fast sequences.

Pianissimo Σ is available on Vantage Fortian and Vantage Orian STD version.

Pianissimo Σ