Toshiba Medical launches new 3T MRI at RSNA

Toshiba Medical’s New 3T MR Makes Quick Neuro Exams a Reality

CHICAGO, Nov. 27, 2016

Increased SNR on the Vantage Galan 3T Helps Shorten Exams and Improve Image Quality

Opening 3T MRI to new possibilities in routine and advanced imaging, Toshiba Medical launches the all-new Vantage Galan™ 3T. The system offers healthcare providers an everyday solution for high-quality 3T imaging that is fast and comfortable for patients.

The Vantage Galan 3T is a premium MR solution with a comprehensive range of MR clinical applications including neuro, musculoskeletal, abdominal, cardiovascular, breast and prostate. The Vantage Galan 3T is designed to increase signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) by up to 20 percent, allowing for faster sampling and higher resolution images thanks to PURERF and Saturn technologies. This, combined with the ability to stack protocol sequences, results in quick neuro exams. Initial indications suggest the following neuro sequences can be performed in under five minutes: SAG T1, AX T2, AX T2 FLAIR, AX T2* and AX DWI/ADC. Additionally, the system enhances diagnostic confidence with new advanced clinical applications and helps make exams easy to perform with EasyTech workflow solutions, which streamlines positioning and scanning.

Prioritizing patient comfort, the system makes scanning even more quiet with Pianissimo™ Zen technology that reduces sound during acquisition by 99 percent. (99% reduction by unit of Loudness level "dB" and 97% reduction by unit of perceived loudness "Sone".) The Vantage Galan 3T expands access to bariatric and claustrophobic patients with its 71 cm patient aperture. Additionally, the system's eco design reduces energy costs and makes the system easy to install.

"The introduction of the Vantage Galan 3T represents a major breakthrough in the clinical applications of 3T imaging," said Dominic Smith, senior director, CT, PET/CT, and MR Business Units, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.

"3T has often been limited to research settings and the capabilities of the Vantage Galan 3T open up a new world of possibilities for routine and advanced MRI. The system dramatically simplifies complex MR exams and offers patients a quiet and comfortable experience, allowing healthcare providers to offer routine, high quality MR imaging to their patients."

Toshiba Medical is showcasing the new Vantage Galan 3T at this year's Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting in Chicago, November 27–December 2, 2016 (Booth #7334, North Hall B).

About Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.

With headquarters in Tustin, Calif., Toshiba America Medical Systems markets, sells, distributes and services radiology and cardiovascular systems, including CT, MR, ultrasound, X-ray and cardiovascular equipment, and coordinates clinical diagnostic imaging research for all modalities in the United States. For more information, visit Toshiba Medical's website at

Vantage Galan and Pianissimo are trademarks of Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation.

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