Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina, Minn., improved its advanced imaging capabilities and patient comfort by installing the first 16-channel Vantage TitanTM 1.5T scalable system from Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. Fairview will use the system for all general MR exams, as well as breast and cardiac imaging, and expand its capabilities by offering prostate imaging to patients.
"Toshiba's 16-channel Titan 1.5T will enable us to offer more services to our patients and explore new ways of imaging," said Judy Sager, director, Radiology, Fairview Health Services. "For instance, we plan to utilize the system to visualize CSF bulk flow without contrast to improve diagnoses of CSF disorders non-invasively."
The 16-channel Titan 1.5T offers patient-friendly features, including a 71 cm bore and feet first exams to reduce claustrophobia. Toshiba's exclusive Pianissimo™ noise-reduction technology, advanced non-contrast imaging, integrated coils and intuitive M-Power user interface make the system easier to use for the clinician and more comfortable for the patient.
"The 1.5T MR series offers hospitals like Fairview the option to invest in a scalable MR system that meets their clinical needs today, with the opportunity to easily upgrade as their needs change in the future," said Stuart Clarkson, director, MR Business Unit, Toshiba. "Titan 1.5T improves comfort and compliance, resulting in faster exams and improved patient satisfaction."
Fairview also utilizes a Toshiba AquilionTM ONE dynamic volume CT and an earlier version of the Vantage Titan 1.5T MR.
Source: Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.