Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc has announced that to meet both the clinical and research needs of MR customers, it has implemented software and hardware upgrades for the Vantage Titan 3T MR imaging system. Available both for new Titan 3T MR systems and for existing installations, the company reports that these upgrades improve image quality and workflow for those in both the clinical and research settings.

According to Toshiba, the upgrades to Vantage Titan 3T imaging systems feature several enhancements, including a new Saturn gradient design option that provides increased performance and image stability; fMRI enhancements with Pianissimo noise reduction technology to ensure a quiet, patient-friendly environment; diffusion tensor imaging; mVox 3D isotropic imaging for high-quality MPR 3D post-processing in any plane; arterial spin labeling for improved visualization of cerebral vascular circulation without the use of contrast media; 16-channel flex medium and large coils to improve signal-to-noise ratio for better high-resolution imaging of a variety of anatomical regions; and an updated M-power interface with more flexibility in parameters and new sequences to offer operators better control and faster access to crucial information.

“These software enhancements were designed for customers in both the clinical and research space, highlighting image quality without hindering workflow,” said Guy Poloni, director, MR Business Unit, Toshiba. “These upgrades make Toshiba a strong contender in the high-end 3T MR market.”

Toshiba is showcasing these upgrades to the Vantage Titan 3T system in booth #601 at this year’s International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) 23rd Annual Meeting in Toronto, May 30 to June 5, 2015.

For more information about the company’s radiology and cardiovascular systems, visit the Toshiba America Medical Systems website.