Corona, Calif-based Corona Regional Medical Center is renovating its facilities with new Toshiba America Medical Systems CT and MR systems. The 238-bed, acute-care medical center selected the Vantage Titan 1.5T MR and the Aquilion Prime 160 and Aquilion Prime 4 CT systems—technologies that will allow Corona Regional Medical Center to accommodate more patients in radiology and emergency department settings.
The Vantage Titan system, for instance, contains Pianissimo technology to reduce MR acoustic noise, as well as the M-Power user interface, which lowers exam time and increases patient throughput. It also has a 71-cm open bore that reduces claustrophobia-related patient anxiety. Finally, Corona Regional Medical Center selected the Aquilion Prime systems for their scalability and patient-safety features. In addition to complying with the National Electrical Manufacturers Association’s XR-29-2013 guidelines, the systems features Adaptive Iterative Dose Reduction 3D Enhanced dose-reduction technology.
“Updating our imaging technology was an important decision and, based on our experience with Toshiba, they were clearly the partner that understood our needs and delivered tailored solutions,” says Randy Gray, director of Corona Regional Medical Center’s cardiac catheterization lab and diagnostic imaging department. “We recently started scanning on the Titan 1.5T, and we are seeing an estimated 20% reduction in exam times. That, matched with the noise-reduction and wide bore, gives our patients a better experience and outcomes.”
Dominic Smith, Toshiba’s senior director of CT, PET/CT, and MR, also praised his company’s partnership with Corona Regional Medical Center, saying it’s “a perfect example of how Toshiba puts customers first to understand their business.” He adds, “The Titan 1.5T MR and Aquilion Prime CT systems make procedures more efficient, allow patients to be more comfortable, and help clinicians get to the right diagnosis as quickly as possible.”
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