Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc has installed the 1,100th Vantage MR system at Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pa. The facility will use Toshiba’s Vantage Titan 1.5T MR to image bariatric patients and improve overall patient compliance for MR imaging.
The Vantage Titan 1.5T MR has a 71-cm open bore to provide a feeling of openness and more easily accommodate larger patients. The system allows for feet-first imaging for most exams, letting patients keep their heads outside of the bore during exams, which helps reduce claustrophobia. Toshiba’s Pianissimo noise-reduction technology reduces exam noise levels by up to 30 decibels, addressing one of the major compliance issues in MR.
“The MRI unit’s large, open bore was designed to accommodate both larger and claustrophobic patients,” said Brenda Payne, team leader, MRI, Geisinger Medical Center. “For the approximately 80 exams we perform each week, we can provide our patients with the added benefit of comfort to meet their needs while continuing to provide the reliable results Geisinger patients have come to expect.”