Boreless Mr at the Fore
Hitachi showcased its Oasis Bore-Less MR at RSNA 2010, celebrating installations at premier healthcare providers and brand new clinical capabilities. Saint Louis University (St. Louis, MO), Lourdes Hospital (Binghamton, NY), York Hospital (York, PA), VA Medical Center/Lyster Army Health Clinic (Fort Rucker, AL) and Desert Medical Imaging (Indio, CA) joined many other new Oasis users in 2010. The latest new software for Oasis provides users with TIGRE-C, a new dynamic abdominal imaging feature with increased SNR and temporal resolution, and access to advanced Cardiac imaging, MR Spectroscopy and Tensor imaging.
“I think our expanding high field user base and gaining such prestigious customers testifies to the marketplace's growing perception of Hitachi as a leading provider of truly patient friendly high performance MR imaging systems” says Shawn Etheridge, Director of MR Marketing.
Hitachi will also demonstrate new capabilities for Echelon 1.5T, including BSI (Blood Sensitive Imaging) for depiction of small veins and haemorrhage, plus VASC - ASL, another new non-contrast MRA technique. VASC-ASL, a spin-labeled MRA technique, delivers high quality vessel images without a contrast agent, providing an alternative to contrast methods for patients with renal insufficiency.