The MAGNETOM Prisma is a high-performance 3T MRI magnet with benchmark homogeneity of 1.1ppm at 50cm, higher-order shim, large FOV of 50x50x50 cm3, and zero helium boil-off. The MAGNETOM Prisma was designed to deliver outstanding gradient performance, with 80 mT/m at 200 T/m/s simultaneously. The gradient technology includes ultra-high performance cooling, a force-compensated design for reduced vibrations, with a 60-cm bore and excellent long-term stability and minimized acoustic noise. The MAGNETOM Prisma also includes the Tim 4G integrated coil technology to accommodate a unique 32-channel head/neck coildesigned for maximum signal-to-noise ratio. Beyond these hardware features, the MAGNETOM Prisma includes the most innovative software applications that enable trend-setting applications, including SMS (simultaneous multi-slice; i.e., “multiband imaging”) imaging for echo-planar imaging (EPI) (including both functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI)) pulse sequences.