Frisbie acquires new MR system
Frisbie Memorial Hospital has acquired the latest in MR technology by installing the new Vantage TitanTM from Toshiba. The new open-bore of the MR system is 18 percent larger than standard MR systems (71-centimeters), and has the largest available field-of-view, providing the highest level of patient comfort and diagnostic capability in MR imaging.
"The Toshiba Vantage Titan is a dramatic improvement over traditional MR systems," stated Dean DeMaster, RT(N), MBA, Director of Imaging Services at Frisbie Memorial. "Its patient-focused features significantly improve patient comfort and increase the range of patients who can be imaged with MR. The large bore provides a greater feeling of openness for the patient, and Toshiba's PianissimoTM noise reduction technology dramatically reduces acoustic noise, creating a better imaging experience for all patients, especially those with claustophobia."
The Vantage Titan MR system's large field of view allows 70 percent of all procedures to be performed feet first with the patient's head comfortably outside the bore. The system also includes Toshiba's proprietary, contrast-free magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) techniques. "Constrast-free imaging is particularly important because gadolinium, the most common contrast agent used for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and MRA exams, has been directly linked to a sometimes fatal disease that occurs in patients with renal insufficiency," stated Shawn Rayder, MD, Chief of Radiology at Frisbie Memorial Hospital. "These contrast-free techniques will now allow us to obtain MRA exams on patients with known renal compromise and diabetes."
Improves patient care with large bore, reduced noise and enhanced imaging
Release Date: January 18 2012
Author: Michelle Landry