Technology | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | November 24, 2015

Hitachi Releases Evolution 5 MRI Software Platform

Platform expands applications for neuro, angiography and breast imaging, among others

Hitachi Medical Systems America, HMSA, Evolution 5, MRI software platform, Echelon Oval, RSNA 2015

Echelon Oval image courtesy of Hitachi Medical Systems America Inc.

November 24, 2015 — In conjunction with the upcoming Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2015 exhibition, Hitachi Medical Systems America Inc. (HMSA) announced the availability of their new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) software platform Evolution 5. The platform is available for current Hitachi customers and new system orders.

Evolution 5 offers nearly 40 new features and improvements implemented that continue to raise the level of imaging performance and quality, while simultaneously growing the breadth of applications available for diagnostic evaluation.

With the integration of a new image processing algorithm (VIVID), new reconstruction task (NCC) that reduces redundant noise pickup, and new optimized fast-spin echo sequence (opFSE), customers that migrate to Evolution 5 will see the difference with dramatically improved sharpness and clarity. The resulting images show greater overall uniformity and contrast, enabling better readability and clinical insight.

In addition, HMSA continues the expansion of their portfolio of applications including:

  • Motion compensation with the “All Around RADAR” neuro suite;
  • Selective saturation for controlled magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) evaluation in the abdomen;
  • Diffusion with enhanced functional analysis including kurtosis imaging (DKI);
  • Liver imaging with iron quantification; and
  • Breast imaging with breast spectroscopy for therapy monitoring.

Evolution 5 is available now on the Echelon Oval 1.5T, with new shipments and no charge software upgrades for customers under warranty or service maintenance agreement beginning Jan. 1, 2016. Availability is expected for Hitachi Medical’s other MRI products, including the Oasis 1.2T open high-field and Trillium Oval 3T systems, later in the year.

For more information: www.hitachi.com

Related Content

GE Healthcxare Signa Pioneer MAGIC six contrasts in one scan software by SyntheticMR.

The MRI software enables several different contrasts to be obtained from one scan, shortening scan times.

Feature | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)| August 31, 2017
August 31, 2017 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted market clearance for SyntheticMR’s SyMRI.
European Medicines Agency Issues Update on Gadolinium Contrast Agents
News | Contrast Media| August 29, 2017
August 29, 2017 — The European Medicines Agency (EMA) issued a final opinion that recommended restricting the use of
Houston Methodist Hospital Enters Multi-Year Technology and Research Agreement With Siemens Healthineers
News | Cardiac Imaging| August 17, 2017
Houston Methodist Hospital and Siemens Healthineers have entered into a multi-year agreement to bring cutting-edge...
ISMRM Issues Guidelines for MRI Gadolinium Contrast Agents
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)| August 15, 2017
The International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) has provided new guidance in the use of contrast...
GE Healthcare's Signa Premier MRI Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance
Technology | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)| August 04, 2017
GE Healthcare announced Signa Premier, a new wide bore 3.0T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system, is now available...
Cardiac CT scan showing plaque and calcification in the coronary arteries, from a Toshiba CT scanner
News | Business| July 19, 2017
July 19, 2017 — The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) created a reimbursement fee chart for cardia
Ziosoft's PhyZiodynamics 4-D processing showing a replaced aortic valve

An example of Ziosoft's PhyZiodynamics 4-D processing showing a replaced aortic valve.

Technology | Computed Tomography (CT)| July 12, 2017
July 12, 2017 — At the 2017 annual meeting for the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT), Ziosoft show
Sponsored Content | Videos | Computed Tomography (CT)| July 11, 2017
Todd Villines, M.D., FACC, FAHA, FSCCT, director of cardiac CT, Georgetown Medical Center, and president of the Society...
Sponsored Content | Videos | CT Angiography (CTA)| July 10, 2017
David Bluemke, M.D., Ph.D., FAHA, professor of radiology, University of Wisconsin - Madison, incoming editor of RSNA’
German Workshop Highlights Possibilities of Perfusion MRI
News | Stroke| July 03, 2017
When diagnosing strokes and heart diseases or looking at tumors, perfusion magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) offers a...
Overlay Init