FDA clears Shimadzu MRI scanner

April 6, 1994

Shimadzu Medical Systems reportedlast month that it has received Food and Drug Administration 510(k)marketing clearance for its Magnex 100/HP 1-tesla MR scanner.The system was introduced at the Radiological Society of NorthAmerica meeting in December

Shimadzu Medical Systems reportedlast month that it has received Food and Drug Administration 510(k)marketing clearance for its Magnex 100/HP 1-tesla MR scanner.The system was introduced at the Radiological Society of NorthAmerica meeting in December (SCAN 11/17/93).

Magnex 100/HP features actively shielded gradients and a one-meterbore, which reduces eddy currents and improves image quality,according to the company. The system includes fast spin-echo (RISE),subsecond imaging (SMASH), MTC-MRA and a cardiac imaging package.