Toshiba showcases patient-friendly 3T MRI
4 December 2009
Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc., has developed a
comfortable and efficient 3T MR, the Vantage Titan 3T open bore MR to
overcome the common patient complaints with 3T MR imaging of
claustrophobia and acoustic noise.
Toshiba’s Vantage Titan 3T is pending 510k clearance and will be
showcased at this year’s Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
The Vantage Titan 3T MR combines Toshiba’s commitment to patients and
customers with the power of additional diagnostic capabilities, making
it a comfortable and efficient 3T MR system. Its patient-centered
technology improves the exam experience, resulting in better patient
compliance and more streamlined exams to improve the delivery of care.
Benefits of the Vantage Titan 3T open bore MR include:
Increased Patient Comfort
Toshiba’s patient-friendly features make the Vantage Titan 3T MR
comfortable. The system includes Toshiba’s exclusive Pianissimo™
noise-reduction technology, which reduces exam noise by up to 90
percent, making the Vantage Titan 3T the quietest available.
Additionally, the Vantage Titan 3T boasts a 71 cm opening, giving
patients more room and reducing claustrophobia, another concern facing
the 3T MR market.
The system also incorporates the ability to perform contrast-free MRA
exams, including Fresh Blood Imaging (FBI) for evaluating peripheral
vascular diseases of the lower legs and extremities; Contrast-free
Improved Angiography (CIA) for easier visualization of smaller vessels;
Time-Spatial Labeling Inversion Pulse (Time-SLIP) for evaluating
hemodynamic, functional assessments and visualization of vascular
structures; and Time and Space Angiography (TSA) to create non-contrast
time-resolved imaging with high temporal resolution. Toshiba is the only
imaging vendor to offer advanced contrast-free MRA techniques.
Improved Exam Efficiency
The Vantage Titan 3T also utilizes Toshiba’s Atlas integrated coil
technology to reduce exam time and improve the overall exam experience
for patients. Because the coils are integrated into the table, patients
do not need to be continually repositioned for many exams, which saves
time and improves patient comfort. Additionally, the Vantage Titan 3T
will be equipped with the new user interface – M-Power – to further
improve ease of use for technologists.
“By listening to the market, we have developed a 3T MR that addresses
the issues that customers have with this technology,” said Girish Hagan,
vice president, Marketing, Toshiba. “This advanced technology will give
the medical community the advanced applications they need while still
being able to make sure patients are comfortable and exams are