Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc, Tustin, Calif, which specializes in magnetic resonance technology, hit a milestone with the 500th installation of its Vantage 1.5T MR system at a hospital in the South.

Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Pine Bluff, Ark, will deploy the system for diagnostic procedures such as orthopedic, head, and abdomen imaging.

The unit’s bore size, high homogeneity, and contrast-free MRA techniques helped seal the deal. Patented technology cuts up to 90% of acoustic noise, which helps quash patients’ nervousness and dissatisfaction with the procedure. The integrated coil concept helps physicians perform multiple exams without repositioning patients, and SPEEDER parallel imaging allows for increased acquisition speed and reduced examination times.