Hitachi Medical Systems America recently announced an upgrade to its Oasis 1.2T MRI system. Starting this month, current Oasis customers can upgrade to the new Evolution 5 software.

The Oasis upgrade offers new features and improvements designed to increase the performance of the system, including improved image sharpness and clarity with the integration of an enhanced image processing algorithm (VIVID) and the optimized FSE (opFSE) pulse sequence. Rounding out the updates are the Radar time-of-flight and gradient echo motion compensation, diffusion with multiple b-values, and T2 RelaxMap for liver iron quantification.

“We are very excited to provide Evolution 5 to both our current and future Oasis customers,” says Sheldon Schaffer, general manager and vice president of the MR and CT business units. “This upgrade represents a significant improvement to our Oasis platform, providing enhanced image quality, while expanding the clinical capabilities available to our customers.”

The upgrade is free of charge to all warranty and service contract customers, and the company will provide one-day upgrade workshops—which award continuing education credits to attendees—across the country from August to October in major U.S. cities.

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