Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, has installed a Vantage Titan 1.5T MR system from Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. This marks the 1,200th Vantage MR installed worldwide.

Banner Good Samaritan is using Toshiba’s Vantage Titan MR primarily for imaging breast cancer patients from the Laura Dreier Breast Center during screening and surgical planning. Banner Good Samaritan is also utilizing two of Toshiba’s proprietary non-contrast MRA techniques, Fresh Blood Imaging (FBI) and Time Space Angiography (TSA), to image patients near or at renal failure without the use of potentially dangerous contrast agents.

The Vantage Titan offers a 71 cm open bore and allows feet-first imaging for most exams to help reduce claustrophobia. Toshiba’s Pianissimo noise-reduction technology reduces exam noise levels by up to 30 decibels.