New Product Sequences, Increased Reconstruction Featured in MRI


May 26, 2006

Toshiba’s Excelart Vantage ZGV MRI system offers new product sequences, enhanced image quality and features the Mach 8 processor, increasing reconstruction to 1300 images per second. 

The system offers a gradient strength of 33 mT/m (milliTesla per meter), a slew rate of 200 mT/m/ms  and delivers the highest homogeneity of any magnet in the industry over the full 50 cm diameter spherical volume (DSV). Field upgrade kits are available to current Vantage users.

In addition to the ZGV model, the Vantage is available in three other versions, offering an ultra-short magnet at 140 cm with linear 30 mT/m gradient strength and a slew rate of 50 mT/m/ms on the AGV, the 86 mT/m/ms on the MGV and 130 mT/m/ms on the XGV. 

It also includes optional packages for cardiac imaging, advanced Echo Planar Imaging (EPI), Perfusion and Diffusion Imaging, Peripheral MRA (magnetic resonance angiography) and SuperFASE (Fast Advanced Spin Echo) imaging. 

With Pianissimo technology, which reduces acoustic noise by as much as 90 percent, the Vantage reduces a cause of patient discomfort and enables clinicians to better utilize all of the system's high-field MRI capabilities, including SPEEDER parallel imaging for increased acquisition speed and reduced examination times.