Toshiba Medical launches new MR system for enhanced patient comfort

21 June 2017 (Last Updated June 21st, 2017 18:30)

Diagnostic medical imaging solutions provider Toshiba Medical has launched a new MR system to ensure quiet, comfortable and complete examinations for increased comfort of the patients.

Diagnostic medical imaging solutions provider Toshiba Medical has launched a new MR system to ensure quiet, comfortable and complete examinations for increased comfort of the patients.

The new Vantage Titan / Zen Edition 1.5T MR system features multiple patients comfort tools, new workflow enhancements and clinical applications.

The system uses EasyTech for automatic slice alignment and consistent image quality to deliver improved workflow with automatic positioning during complex exams such as cardiac, neuro and spine.

The firm expanded clinical capabilities of the MR system by including Ultrashort Echo Time (UTE) to capture tissue images that are usually not available for accurate imaging due to the quick disappearance.

UTE allows imaging of anatomies such as the musculoskeletal (MSK) and lungs to provide additional information that will enable diagnosis and treatment of the patients.

"The Pianissimo Zen of the Vantage Titan decreases the sound by 99% during scan acquisition to provide quiet exams and patient comfort."

The Pianissimo Zen of the Vantage Titan decreases the sound by 99% during scan acquisition to provide quiet exams and patient comfort.

Toshiba America Medical Systems CT, PET/CT and MR business units senior director Dominic Smith said: “Toshiba Medical puts customers first by delivering advanced technology with patient-friendly features, so they can provide exams that are quiet, comfortable and faster.

“The Zen Edition software includes enhancements to a comprehensive suite of innovative clinical applications, intelligent technology and an intuitive user interface that increases efficiency and workflow.”

The system further enhances cardiac capabilities with T1 mapping, multi-echo T2 mapping and phase-sensitive inversion recovery (PSIR).

T1 mapping with modified look-locker inversion (MOLLI) sequence provides a quantitative characterisation of myocardial tissue in a single breath hold. T2 mapping with FFE2D mEcho sequence enables myocardial iron overload quantification and analysis, while PSIR delivers improved contrast in cardiac exams with few breath holds.