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November 27, 2011


Solves Clinical, Patient Compliance Challenges of 3T MR Imaging

CHICAGO, Nov. 27, 2011 – Designed to eliminate the patient compliance challenges and poor whole-body images associated with 3T MR imaging, Toshiba has developed the Vantage TitanTM 3T MR. The new system is showcased at this year’s Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting in Chicago, Nov. 27 – Dec. 2, 2011 (Booth #5634, South Hall).

Toshiba’s Vantage Titan 3T MR produces whole-body images unlike any other 3T MR. It is equipped with advanced multi-phase RF transmission technology that reduces troublesome dielectric shading artifacts. The Vantage Titan 3T MR is ideal for hospitals that require advanced MR imaging capabilities without having to sacrifice quality body images.

Additional patient benefits and features of the Vantage Titan 3T MR include:
Large, Open Bore: Vantage Titan 3T’s 71 cm patient aperture enables hospitals to image bariatric patients with ease and provides patients with a greater feeling of openness to reduce claustrophobia.
Noise Reduction Technology: Toshiba’s exclusive PianissimoTM technology reduces exam noise by up to 33 dB(A), making the Vantage Titan 3T MR the quietest available.
Non-Contrast Imaging: Toshiba is the only company offering four generations of advanced non-contrast MRA techniques, including Fresh Blood Imaging (FBI), Contrast-free Improved Angiography (CIA), Time-Spatial Labeling Inversion Pulse (Time-SLIP) and Time Space Angiography (TSA).
Integrated Coils: Toshiba’s Atlas SPEEDERTM integrated coil technology reduces procedure time and improves the exam experience.
Intuitive M-Power User Interface: Facilitates more efficient imaging to improve departmental productivity.

“Vantage Titan 3T MR is the industry’s first 3T MR system that enables hospitals to use a single MR system to address all their clinical needs,” said Stuart Clarkson, director, MR Business Unit, Toshiba. “This system is an example of our commitment to developing technology to solve patient and clinical challenges facing the 3T market today.”

About Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.

With headquarters in Tustin, Calif., Toshiba America Medical Systems (TAMS) markets, sells, distributes and services diagnostic imaging systems, and coordinates clinical diagnostic imaging research for all modalities in the United States. For more information, visit the TAMS website at

About Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation

Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation is a leading worldwide provider of medical diagnostic imaging systems and comprehensive medical solutions, such as CT, X-ray and vascular, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, and MRI systems, as well as information systems for medical institutions. Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation has been providing medical products for over 80 years. Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba.

About Toshiba

Toshiba is a diversified manufacturer and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products, spanning digital products, such as LCD TVs, notebook PCs and hard disc drives; electronic devices and components, such as semiconductors; social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 490 companies, with 203,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.3 trillion yen (US$77 billion).