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December 1, 2014

Toshiba’s All-New Vantage Elan 1.5T MR System Brings Feature-Rich MR Imaging to Community Settings

Efficiency and Productivity with a Comprehensive Suite of Innovative Applications

The Elan MR system helps providers save time and money with the smallest footprint in its class and a lower total cost of ownership.

The Elan MR system helps providers save time and money with the smallest footprint in its class and a lower total cost of ownership.

CHICAGO, Dec. 1, 2014 – Smaller institutions should get all of the advantages of more costly MR imaging systems. Community hospitals can now provide their patients with a new, reliable and high-functioning MR system with the introduction of Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.’s Vantage ElanTM 1.5T MR system.

Healthcare providers serving smaller communities and rural markets need high-quality imaging systems with a smaller footprint that improve productivity. Toshiba understands these patient and business needs and delivers the Vantage Elan as that solution.

The Elan MR system helps providers save time and money with the smallest footprint in its class and a lower total cost of ownership. The Vantage Elan magnet and couch fit in a footprint of 23 sq. meters.* Small but mighty, the Elan offers outstanding image quality and advanced features included on Toshiba’s premium-tier MR systems, including:

  • PianissimoTM noise-reduction technology that puts patients at ease
  • Non-contrast imaging techniques for safer exams
  • Intuitive M-Power™ user interface to improve productivity, simplifying exams with advanced post-processing tools

“Toshiba puts customers first with an MR system that delivers productivity, reliability and high image quality, but can fit into the budgets of small community hospitals,” said Nancy Gillen, acting director, MR Business Unit, Toshiba. “We think hospitals of all sizes should be able to offer their patients the very best in imaging to enhance patient care and outcomes.”

Toshiba will introduce the Vantage Elan MR system at this year’s Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting in Chicago, Nov. 30 – Dec. 5, 2014 (Booth #7333, North Hall).

About Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.

With headquarters in Tustin, Calif., Toshiba America Medical Systems (TAMS) markets, sells, distributes and services radiology and cardiovascular systems, including CT, MR, ultrasound, X-ray and cardiovascular equipment, 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. Visit Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation’s website at

About Toshiba

Toshiba Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, channels world-class capabilities in advanced electronic and electrical products and systems into five strategic business domains: Energy & Infrastructure, Community Solutions, Healthcare Systems & Services, Electronic Devices & Components, and Lifestyles Products & Services. Guided by the principles of The Basic Commitment of the Toshiba Group, “Committed to People, Committed to the Future,” Toshiba promotes global operations towards securing “Growth Through Creativity and Innovation” and is contributing to the achievement of a world in which people everywhere live in a safe, secure and comfortable society.

Founded in Tokyo in 1875, today’s Toshiba is at the heart of a global network of over 590 consolidated companies employing over 200,000 people worldwide, with annual sales surpassing 6.5 trillion yen (US$63 billion). To find out more about Toshiba, visit

Vantage Elan, Pianissimo, and M-Power are trademarks of Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation.


*This footprint meets US ADA and NEC guidelines. The minimum footprint may not be applied to some cases depending on each site situation.