GE Healthcare

Aestiva/5 MRI compatible anesthesia carestation


Flexible excellence for patients and clinicians

Building off the proven technology of the Aestiva/5 anesthesia system, the Aestiva/5 MRI is one of the few MRI compatible anesthesia systems with a fully functional, integrated ventilator. Validated for use the MRI environment (300 Gauss, 3.0 T active shielded magnet), the Aestiva/5 MRI uses the same interface and software as its OR counterpart, the Aestiva/5. This provides the familiarity that customers have requested and helps minimize the learning curve associated with other MRI specific machines.

The Aestiva/5 MRI uses the SmartVent 7900 ventilation technology offering volume control ventilation with tidal volume compensation, pressure control ventilation and electronic PEEP. These advanced features allow for the ventilation of a broad patient range: from neonates and compromised patients to routine cases. Its compact size, small footprint and integrated breathing circuit enables the Aestiva/5 MRI to be easily moved between MRI suites and operating rooms, providing a flexible solution for clinicians. Its open architecture means that the Aestiva/5 MRI can easily accommodate new or existing MRI compatible monitors, like the GE MRI compatible anesthesia monitor.


  • The pressure control mode lets you choose a target pressure and deliver the maximum tidal volume for the desired time and pressure selected, a mode previously reserved for ICU type ventilators.
  • The volume control mode with compensation delivers the tidal volume you set regardless of the changes in the fresh gas flow and airway pressure.
  • An innovative compensation system optimized low-flow delivery techniques. It helps provide consistent delivery of set tidal volumes by automatically adjusting for changes in fresh gas flows, small system leaks, changing lung compliance, or compression losses in the ventilator, absorber and bellows.