Technology | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | December 05, 2017

Toshiba Launches Vantage Elan Zen Edition MR for Enhanced Patient Comfort

1.5T MRI scanner delivers smart technology for quiet, fast and accurate exams in healthcare facilities of all sizes

Toshiba Launches Vantage Elan Zen Edition MR for Enhanced Patient Comfort

December 4, 2017 — Toshiba Medical, a Canon Group company, introduced its newest magnetic resonance (MR) system, the Vantage Elan/Zen Edition 1.5T, to deliver comfortable, effortless and efficient exams in healthcare facilities of all sizes. The Zen Edition prioritizes intelligent work­flow and patient comfort, providing clinical applications to help providers make accurate diagnoses.

The new system features tools to make exams fast and comfortable for patients, and enhance workflow for clinicians:

  • Quiet exams for comfortable patients: Pianissimo Zen prioritizes patient comfort, making scanning even more quiet by reducing sound during acquisition by 99 percent;1
  • Complete cardiac exams: Multi-echo T2 Mapping takes cardiac workfl­ow one step further. T2 maps with Toshiba Medical’s updated FFE2D mEcho sequence can be used in quantification and analysis of myocardial iron overload;
  • Enhanced cardiac capabilities: T1 mapping that utilizes MOdified Look-Locker Inversion recovery (MOLLI) sequence allows providers to acquire a more quantitative characterization of myocardial tissue within a single breath hold;
  • Improved cardiac workflow: Phase Sensitive Inversion Recovery (PSIR) in the heart provides improved contrast in late-enhanced imaging and eliminates the need for inversion time (TI) calibration scan, allowing cardiac exams to be completed with fewer breath holds and greater patient comfort;
  • Expanded clinical capabilities: Ultrashort Echo Time (UTE) captures images in tissues that generally disappear too quickly for accurate MR imaging, enabling imaging of anatomy such as the musculoskeletal (MSK) and lungs to help providers obtain more information to diagnose and treat their patients; and
  • Improved workflow with automatic positioning: Automatic slice alignment for difficult procedures like cardiac, neuro and spine exams with EasyTech, which standardizes workflow with automatic positioning while delivering consistent image quality.

Toshiba showcased the new Vantage Elan/Zen Edition MR system at the 2017 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting, Nov. 26-Dec. 1 in Chicago.

For more information: www.medical.toshiba.com

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