Electronics company Hitachi Medical Systems America has commercialized its patient-centered open architecture magnetic resonance imaging scanner, the Oasis, at the Scientific Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America.
In a similar launch, Toshiba launched Excelart Vantage 1.5 Tesla (T) MRI scanner at Journees Francaises de Radiologie 2005 conference (JFR) in Paris.
The new scanner is equipped with superconducting 1.2 Tesla vertical field magnet. It was cleared for marketing by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in September 2007.
Oasis has the highest field-strength whole body vertical field magnet available. Couple that strength with the sensitive Zenith receiver coils and 1.5T imaging electronics, and you net high-field clinical performance, said, Shawn Etheridge, director, MR marketing at Hitachi Medical Systems.
The Oasis scanner features high-order active shim technology (HOAST) to obtain high magnetic field uniformity during scanning. The Oasis also includes RAPID parallel imaging, TRAQ time-resolved magnetic resonance angiogram (MRA), coil plane radio detection and ranging (RADAR) patient motion compensating technology and a 33mT/m 100T/m/sec gradient system. The Oasis is also capable of providing a 270º viewing angle and a 82cm wide patient table.
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