Hitachi installs new high-field open MR system

June 20, 2001

Altaire has found a home. Hitachi Medical Systems has installed the first of its higher-field open Altaire scanners at Mission Regional Imaging Center in Mission Viejo, CA. Altaire, which delivers 22mT/m gradient amplitude and 55T/m/s slew rate, can

Altaire has found a home. Hitachi Medical Systems has installed the first of its higher-field open Altaire scanners at Mission Regional Imaging Center in Mission Viejo, CA. Altaire, which delivers 22mT/m gradient amplitude and 55T/m/s slew rate, can perform imaging techniques such as (echo-planar imaging) EPI-based diffusion-weighted imaging, MR angiography, single-shot and multishot EPI, and radio-frequency fat saturation. Hitachi has 1000 MR systems installed throughout the U.S. and more than 2300 worldwide.