FDA clears Toshiba 1.5T MR system

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The FDA has granted clearance for Toshiba America Medical Systems’ new open-bore 1.5T Vantage Titan MR system.

Toshiba said its Vantage Titan's clinical field-of-view has a large bore size and produces high-quality images without compromising homogeneity or overall imaging performance. The system features Toshiba's patented Pianissimo noise reduction technology. The open-bore of the Vantage Titan features a large 71-centimeter patient aperture, according to the company.

With the clearance, Toshiba is scheduled to make the system commercially available in the first quarter of 2008.