Vantage Titan Improves Patient Care with Large Bore, Reduced Noise and Extended Field-of-View
with Increased Homogeneity
McLeod Medical Center Dillon has acquired the latest in MR technology by installing the new Vantage TitanTM from Toshiba. The new open-bore of the 1.5T Vantage Titan MR system is 18 percent larger than other 1.5T systems on the market and features the largest available clinical field-of-view (size of the image that is generate), providing the highest level of patient care and diagnostic capability in MR imaging.
“The Toshiba Vantage Titan is a dramatic improvement over traditional open-bore 1.5T MR systems, as it offers the largest and widest bore available with a significant reduction in noise,” said Tommy Moody, Director of Radiology at McLeod Dillon. “The Vantage Titan’s large clinical field-of-view is unique for this bore size and produces high-quality images without compromising overall imaging performance. In addition, the Vantage Titan’s bore size offers more space for patients inside the machine and limits MR acoustic noise using Toshiba’s patented PianissimoTM technology, which creates a better imaging experience for all patients, especially those with claustrophobia.”
The Vantage Titan’s patient-focused features significantly improve patient comfort and increase the range of patients who can be imaged with MR. The open bore provides a greater feeling of openness for the patient. The noise level, which is the most significant cause of patient discomfort during an MR exam, is dramatically less when compared to other models.
The Vantage Titan MR system also takes advantage of Toshiba’s proprietary, contrast-free MRA techniques. Contrast-free imaging is particularly important because gadolinium, the most common contrast agent used for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) exams, has been directly linked to a sometimes fatal disease that occurs in patients with renal insufficiency, called Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF) or Nephrogenic Fibrosing Dermopathy (NFD).
About McLeod Dillon
With a strong history in the Dillon community since 1943, McLeod Dillon has continued to grow and expand to serve residents of Dillon (SC), Bennettsville (SC), Marion (SC) and Robeson (NC) counties with excellence in patient care. The Joint Commission accredited medical center employs 350 and has the strength of 100 physicians on its medical staff. McLeod Dillon offers general and orthopedic surgery, women’s services, emergency services, intensive care, rehabilitative services and cardiac rehabilitation. Investments in state of the art technology to improve patient care have included large bore MRI, digital mammography, 4D ultrasounds, vascular studies, CT Scans and Nuclear Studies.
With headquarters in Tustin, Calif., Toshiba America Medical Systems markets, sells, distributes and services diagnostic imaging systems, and coordinates clinical diagnostic imaging research for all modalities in the United States. Toshiba Medical Systems Corp., an independent group company of Toshiba Corp., is a global leading provider of diagnostic medical imaging systems and comprehensive medical solutions, such as CT, Cath & EP Labs, X-ray, Ultrasound, MRI and information systems. Toshiba Corp. is a worldwide leader in technology, electronic and electrical products, digital consumer products, electronic devices and components, power systems, industrial and social infrastructure systems and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875 and today operates a global network of more than 742 companies with more than 204,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing $68 billion. For more information, visit Toshiba’s website at www.medical.toshiba.com.