Variety 16-Channel Multipurpose Coil

The “Variety” Coil is a 16-channel multipurpose flex coil developed to contour closely to anatomy, particularly for MR exams that can be challenging. Many musculoskeletal exams prove difficult due to patient size, anatomy contour, and patient comfort during image acquisition. The soft comfort, flexible set-up, optional positioning aids and exceptional SNR of the Variety Flex Coil provide routine, high quality MSK imaging.

The areas of application of the Variety 16-Channel Multipurpose Coil include:

  • Application for diagnosis in orthopedics
  • Application for diagnosis in pediatrics
  • Application for diagnosis in veterinary medicine
Variety 16-Channel Multipurpose Coil 1.5T for SIEMENS Scanner incl. Positioning Aids Multipurpose P/N: 117235
Variety 16- Channel Multipurpose Coil 3T for SIEMENS Scanner incl. Positioning Aids Multipurpose P/N: 117234
Variety long 16-Channel Multipurpose Coil 3T for SIEMENS Scanner incl. Positioning Aids Multipurpose P/N: 119722* Only CE Approved

Advantages of the Variety 16-Channel Multipurpose Coil in MR Diagnostics

  • High signal quality based on a design with 8+8 array elements with high coil element density
  • High resolution examinations of even small body regions with reduced scan times
  • High speed image acquisition due to parallel imaging in all planes
  • Enables motion studies of joints
  • Slim design and optional dedicated positioning aids enable coil placement close to anatomy of interest for optimal image quality

Advantages of purchasing the Variety 16-Channel Multipurpose Coil

  • Price advantage: The Variety 16-Channel Multipurpose Coil can replace up to 6 conventional orthopedic standard coils, for ex. wrist / hand / finger, knee, foot / ankle, elbow, "small extremity", and shoulder.
  • Greater patient population: It can complement an orthopedic coil portfolio. Its flexibility allows all interesting anatomy to be imaged.
  • High-end quality: The high-resolution coil arrangement and flexible positioning on the anatomy results in exceptional image quality.
  • Time advantage: With use of dedicated positioning aids, most orthopedic and pediatric applications can streamline set-up workflow.
  • Niche application: With flexible coil and easy set-up, niche applications such as carotid, inner ear, temporomandibular joint, paediatrics and veterinary medicine can be imaged in high resolution.

Technical Specifications

Field Strength: 1.5T, 3T
Channels: 16 (2x8)
Penetration of tissue: 8 cm pro half
Weight: 1.8 kg (2 x 0.9 kg)
Shipping Weight: 3.2 kg
Cable Length (standard): 100 cm
Cable Length (long): 150 cm
Size: 20 cm x 22 cm (one coil half); 20 cm x 44 cm (both coil halves)
Approval: CE / FDA, further approvals upon request
Scanner Compatibility: The Variety 16-Channel Multipurpose Coil from NORAS MRI products is compatible with the most common MRI scanners from Siemens. Noras is constantly working to extend the compatibilities. Please contact us to check the compatibility with your MRI scanner, as well as the possible coil files.

Optional Components


For comfortable and safe positioning during the MR examination with the Variety 16-Channel Multipurpose Coil, NORAS MRI products has developed specially designed Positioning Aids.

These Positioning Aids are sold individually or as a set. There are two sets available: Orthopedics and Pediatrics .

Here's the link to the Variety Positioning Aids.

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