At the RSNA Conference in Chicago last week, Toshiba America Medical Systems introduced several enhancements to its Vantage Titan MR product line. One is a high-density, 16-channel flexible coil, designed to conform more closely to the patient’s anatomy, thereby improving signal-to-noise ratio for enhanced image quality. The lightweight coils are available in medium and large sizes and are well suited for general orthopedic and body imaging.

Another product introduced was a 32-channel coil for high-end neuro applications in 3T imaging, such as fMRI and Diffusion Tensor Imaging, with high signal-to-noise ratio and high spatial and temporal resolution. A third new product is Toshiba’s rapid transport system, designed for transporting patients to the MRI suite for scanning without the need for repositioning. The system docks over the MR system’s couch, so the patient stays on one table during the entire imaging process