Toshiba introduces software upgrades for 3T MRI system


To meet both clinical and research needs of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) customers, Toshiba America Medical Systems has implemented software and hardware upgrades for the Vantage TitanTM 3T MRI system. Available both for new Titan 3T MRI systems and for existing installations, Toshiba says that the upgrades improve image quality and workflow “so those in both the clinical and research settings have access to the highest levels of performance and information to provide the best possible care.”

A company press release lists the upgrades, which feature several enhancements:

  • Saturn Gradient: This new gradient design option provides increased performance and image stability for maximum quality.
  • fMRI enhancements: With Pianissimo noise reduction technology, Titan 3T MRI systems deliver the quietest fMRI in the industry, ensuring a patient-friendly environment.
  • Diffusion tensor imaging: With the benefit of the new gradient design and the Pianissimo noise reduction technology, Toshiba delivers outstanding performance in a patient-friendly environment.
  • Isotropic imaging: Toshiba’s mVox 3D isotropic imaging makes high-quality MPR 3D post-processing possible in any plane.
  • Arterial spin labelling: Time-SLIP labelling provides improved visualisation of cerebral vascular circulation without the use of contrast media.
  • 16-channel flex medium and large coils: These multi-purpose coils improve signal-to-noise ratio for better high-resolution imaging of a variety of anatomical regions.
  • Updated M-power interface: This user-friendly interface now includes more flexibility in parameters and new sequences to offer operators better control and faster access to crucial information.

“These software enhancements were designed for customers in both the clinical and research space, highlighting image quality without hindering workflow,” said Guy Poloni, director, MR Business Unit, Toshiba.

Toshiba will be showcasing these upgrades to the Vantage Titan 3T system at this year’s International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) annual meeting (30 May–5 June, Toronto, Canada).