Toshiba Medical’s New 3T MR Makes Quick Neuro Exams a Reality
Chicago : Opening 3T MRI to new possibilities in routine and advanced imaging, Toshiba Medical has launched the all-new Vantage Galan™ 3T to offer healthcare providers an everyday solution for high-quality 3T imaging that is fast and comfortable for patients.
The Vantage Galan 3T is a premium MR solution with a comprehensive range of MR clinical applications including neuro, musculoskeletal, abdominal, cardiovascular, breast and prostate. The Vantage Galan 3T is designed to increase signal to noise ratio (SNR) by up to 20 percent, allowing for faster sampling and higher resolution images thanks to PURERF and Saturn technologies. This, combined with the ability to stack protocol sequences, results in quick neuro exams. Initial indications suggest the following neuro sequences can be performed in under five minutes: SAG T1, AX T2, AX T2 FLAIR, AX T2* and AX DWI/ADC. Additionally, the system enhances diagnostic confidence with new advanced clinical applications and helps make exams easy to perform with EasyTech workflow solutions, which streamlines positioning and scanning.
Prioritizing patient comfort, the system makes scanning even more quiet with Pianissimo™ Zen technology that reduces sound during acquisition by 99 percent. The Vantage Galan 3T expands access to bariatric and claustrophobic patients with its 71 cm patient aperture. Additionally, the system’s eco design reduces energy costs and makes the system easy to install.
“The introduction of the Vantage Galan 3T represents a major breakthrough in the clinical applications of 3T imaging,” said Dominic Smith, senior director, CT, PET/CT, and MR Business Units, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.
“3T has often been limited to research settings and the capabilities of the Vantage Galan 3T open up a new world of possibilities for routine and advanced MRI. The system dramatically simplifies complex MR exams and offers patients a quiet and comfortable experience, allowing healthcare providers to offer routine, high quality MR imaging to their patients.”
Toshiba Medical is showcasing the new Vantage Galan 3T at this year’s Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting in Chicago, November 27 – December 2, 2016 (Booth #7334, North Hall B).