Toshiba showcases Titan

November 30, 2007

Vantage Titan, a wide-bore 1.5T scanner, highlights MR offerings from Toshiba America Medical Systems at the RSNA meeting this week. The work-in-progress features a bore 18% wider than any 1.5T scanner currently on the market, according to the company. A specially designed gradient system offers an amplitude of 30 and a slew rate of 130 to expand the field-of-view.

Vantage Titan, a wide-bore 1.5T scanner, highlights MR offerings from Toshiba America Medical Systems at the RSNA meeting this week. The work-in-progress features a bore 18% wider than any 1.5T scanner currently on the market, according to the company. A specially designed gradient system offers an amplitude of 30 and a slew rate of 130 to expand the field-of-view.

Engineers built the system around the same magnet that is currently available on Toshiba's Atlas MRs. This will allow Atlas owners to field-upgrade to the Titan when it is commercially offered, which could happen early next year. Titan includes Toshiba's proprietary sound-muffling technology, Pianissimo.