Toshiba’s Vantage Titan 1.5T MRI Gets Approval in U.S.A.

Toshiba’s Vantage Titan 1.5T MRI Gets Approval in U.S.A.

TUSTIN, Calif., Aug. 22, 2012 – Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. has received FDA clearance on its new Vantage Titan™ 1.5T series, which features the 8-, 16- and 32-channel MR systems. The series offers a scalable solution with a full upgrade path from the 8-channel to the 32-channel system. In addition to these upgrades, the entire Titan 1.5T MR line is enhanced with a new modern, sleek exterior, including new covers and soft, patient-soothing lighting around the bore.

The Titan 8-channel is an ideal workhorse MR system for the majority of clinical applications, offering industry-recognized, patient-friendly features, including a 71 cm bore, Toshiba’s exclusive Pianissimo™ noise-reduction technology, advanced non-contrast imaging, integrated coils with Octave SPEEDER™ technology and an intuitive M-Power user interface, at a price point unmatched in the industry.

For customers who require enhanced cardiac imaging, the Titan line is easily upgradeable to a 16- or 32-channel system, which will enable higher spatial and temporal resolution for better images of moving anatomy.

“With these new additions to the Titan 1.5T MR line, hospitals now have scalable MR technology options to meet a wider range of clinical needs,” said Stuart Clarkson, director, MR Business Unit, Toshiba. “Now, healthcare facilities can acquire an 8-channel system today with the knowledge that it can be upgraded to a high-end 1.5T MR system as a facility’s clinical applications expand and grow in the future.”

About Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.

With headquarters in Tustin, Calif., Toshiba America Medical Systems (TAMS) markets, sells, distributes and services diagnostic imaging systems, and coordinates clinical diagnostic imaging research for all modalities in the United States. For more information, visit the TAMS website at www.medical.toshiba.com.

About Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation

Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation is a leading worldwide provider of medical diagnostic imaging systems and comprehensive medical solutions, such as CT, X-ray and vascular, ultrasound, nuclear medicine and MRI systems, as well as information systems for medical institutions. Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation has been providing medical products for over 80 years. Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba.

About Toshiba

Toshiba is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances.

Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 550 consolidated companies, with 202,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.1 trillion yen (US$74 billion). Visit Toshiba’s website at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.

The shortest magnet with the largest clinical FOV currently available in the industry. With a 71 cm aperture and a 1.5T ultra-short, open-bore, Vantage Titan™ provides outstanding image quality without compromise.

Shortest Magnet 1.4m

Widest Aperture 71cm

Quietest Scan Environment

Highest Homogeneity

Integrated Coils

Feet First Imaging

Scalable RF platform

Wireless Gating

Toshiba received FDA clearance for its new 16-element flexible MR coil system that was developed in a partnership with NeoCoil (Pewaukee, WI).

The flexible coils, currently available for Toshiba’s Vantage Titan 1.5T MR, come in two sizes (medium and large) to be applicable for use on a variety of patient body types. Rigid coils often restrict large patients, while small patients are impacted by lower quality imaging with coils that are oversized.

From Toshiba:

“The 16-element MR coils feature a flexible design, enabling clinicians to use the coils for various exam types,” said Steve Nichols, chief operating officer, NeoCoil. “The light-weight coils come in two sizes and wrap around a patient’s anatomy, accommodating patients of various sizes and providing greater patient comfort.”

The coils are available in medium and large sizes and are ideally suited for general orthopedic and body imaging of large and small patients alike. Where standard coils are not optimal, the flexible coils can be used for general-purpose as well as head, neck and spine imaging.

Source : http://medical.toshiba.com/news/press-releases/2012/08/22/1424/

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