Shimadzu upgrades MRI computers

Shimadzu Medical Systems (Hall B, #6748) will introduce Magnex Epios, a new computer platform for its Magnex MRI scanners. The DICOM-compliant host computer was first developed for Shimadzu's CT product line. The link between the two modalities helps

Shimadzu Medical Systems (Hall B, #6748) will introduce Magnex Epios, a new computer platform for its Magnex MRI scanners. The DICOM-compliant host computer was first developed for Shimadzu's CT product line. The link between the two modalities helps Shimadzu of Torrance, CA, reduce the price of the Magnex line, while introducing new features such as improved multitasking.

In CT, Shimadzu will expand into the premium end of the market with SCT 7000TS. The system produces resolution of 18 line pairs/mm, along with real-time spiral imaging and reconstruction at 8 fps. Three-D volume rendering and virtual CT are options.

Shimadzu will feature advances in digital radiography/fluoroscopy. The company will show YSF 120-D, a digital version of its compact 90/15 R/F table. Featured as a work-in-progress, it will be sold with either Infimed or Camtronics digital interfaces. The system employs an image intensifier, but the spot film device has been removed to reduce radiation exposure and allow the image intensifier to be positioned closer to the patient.

An investigational digital version of the upscale YSF 220-D, Shimadzu's 90 /45 table, will also be displayed, along with modifications to the RS-110 remote R/F system that for the first time provide digital tomographic capabilities for its customers.