A Silicon Germanium alternative to standard HEMT pre-amplifiers is proposed. This is intended to ameliorate the high power consumption associated with current implementations for the wireless use case in which power is a limiting factor. The proposed pre-amp is evaluated for linearity and gain through a behavioral model that is extracted from SPICE simulation to process k-space data. It is found that the non-linearities introduced by the SiGe device begin to have an impact on image quality in high dynamic range cases. This encourages further investigation into SiGe devices as low-power preamplifiers.