RSNA: Toshiba sharpens modality portfolio
Toshiba America Medical Systems launched updates in MRI, CT, vascular x-ray and digital radiology (DR) at the 96th annual scientific meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), held in Chicago Nov. 28 to Dec. 3

The Tustin, Calif.-based company introduced Vantage Titan HSR 1.5T MR, which is pending FDA 510(k) clearance. The system provides slew rate gradients for cardiac and neurology applications, as well as MR angiography, body, breast and abdominal imaging. Toshiba said its M-Power post-processing software is available on the main console. The system also features an open bore, a 71-centimeter patient aperture and a 55 x 55 x 50 centimeters clinical field of view.

The company also introduced 160-detector helical scanning for its Aquilion One and Aquilion Premium CT systems. The technology can image the entire chest, abdomen and pelvis, according to Toshiba.

Infinix VF-i bi-plane vascular x-ray system incorporates dual 12-inch x 12-inch mid-sized flat panel detectors, which provides clinicians the ability to obtain variations in angle combinations. The field of view accommodates cerebral exams, full body imaging and device implantation, said Toshiba. The Infinix-i digital processor includes Volume Navigation, a 3D roadmapping technique and is available with Next Generation AIP (Advanced Image Processing).

The eight pound, 14-inch x 17-inch Kalare DR system offers an extended table weight limit, tableside controls and radiation dose reduction technology. The company said Kalare offers a rotating bucky tray that allows technologists to rotate the detector from portrait to landscape without having to take the detector out of the bucky tray.

Toshiba also introduced a women’s imaging configuration for the Aplio XG, which is designed to support a range of women’s imaging needs, from breast imaging to high-risk OB/GYN, perinatology, ultrasound-guided biopsies and fetal exams. The Aplio XG women’s imaging configuration includes elastography and 4D improvements.