16-element flexible coil system
16-element flexible coil system

Aug 07, 2012–Tustin,USA (Techreleased) –To improve MR exam efficiency and image quality, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. has received FDA clearance for its high-density 16-element flexible coil system, developed in partnership with NeoCoil. The new coil system makes it easier for clinicians to complete high-quality exams and improve diagnostic efficiency.

“The 16-element MR coils feature a flexible design, enabling clinicians to use the coils for various exam types,” said Steve Nichols, chief operating officer, NeoCoil. “The light-weight coils come in two sizes and wrap around a patient’s anatomy, accommodating patients of various sizes and providing greater patient comfort.”

Available for the Vantage Titan™ 1.5T, the 16-element flexible coils conform more closely to the anatomy, greatly improving signal-to-noise ratio. The coils are available in medium and large sizes and are ideally suited for general orthopedic and body imaging of large and small patients alike. Where standard coils are not optimal, the flexible coils can be used for general-purpose as well as head, neck and spine imaging. Large patients are not forced into or pinched by the hard plastic of traditional rigid coils. Image quality for small patients is not compromised due to fixed, oversized coil housings.

“Toshiba is committed to developing and bringing new technologies to market for its MR systems,” said Stuart Clarkson, director, MR Business Unit, Toshiba. “The Vantage Titan systems are patient-friendly, and the new 16-element coils will continue to provide comfortable exams while improving image quality for accurate diagnoses.”

About Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.

With headquarters in Tustin, Calif., Toshiba America Medical Systems (TAMS) markets, sells, distributes and services diagnostic imaging systems, and coordinates clinical diagnostic imaging research for all modalities in the United States.