|[December 04, 2013]
Toshiba's New MR Technologies Make Exams Faster for Better Patient Care
CHICAGO --(Business Wire)--
To help healthcare providers image patients faster and more comfortably,
Toshiba (News - Alert) America Medical Systems, Inc. is introducing enhancements to its
Vantage TitanTM MR product line. The new technologies improve
workflow, image quality and patient comfort.
Flexible Coils: The high-density, 16ch Flex SPEEDER coils
conform closer to the patient's anatomy, improving signal-to-noise
ratio for enhanced image quality. The light-weight coils are available
in medium and large sizes and are ideally suited for general
orthopedic and body imaging.
3T 32ch Head SPEEDER Coil: The 32ch Head SPEEDER coil provides
superior image quality for high-end neuro applications in 3T imaging,
such as fMRI and Diffusion Tensor Imaging, with high signal-to-noise
ratio and high spatial and temporal resolution.
Rapid Transport System (RTS): The light-weight and
easy-to-maneuver RTS is designed for transporting patients to the MRI
suite for scanning without the need for repositioning, improving
workflow and throughput. The RTS docks over the MR system's couch, so
the patient stays on one table during the entire imaging process,
ensuring patient safety.
"Toshiba is constantly striving to improve the products our customers
rely on every day for the best patient care," said Beverly Plost,
director, MR Business Unit, Toshiba. "These new technologies make MR
exams more comfortable for patients and increase workflow for our
The enhancements o Toshiba's MR product line will be showcased at this
year's Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting in
Chicago, Dec. 1-6, 2013 (Booth #7330, North Hall).
About Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.
With headquarters in Tustin, Calif., Toshiba America Medical Systems
(TAMS) markets, sells, distributes and services radiology and
cardiovascular systems, including CT, MR, ultrasound, X-ray and
cardiovascular equipment, 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. Visit Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation's
website at www.toshibamedicalsystems.com.
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 590 consolidated companies, with 206,000 employees worldwide and
annual sales surpassing 5.8 trillion yen (US$61 billion). Visit
Toshiba's web site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.
Vantage Titan is a trademark of Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation.
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