5.14.2012

Hitachi Receives FDA Clearance for Widest Bore 1.5T MR System

CLEVELAND--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hitachi Medical Systems America, Inc., a leading provider of diagnostic imaging equipment, announced FDA clearance to market its Echelon Oval 1.5T Ultra-Wide MR system.

Echelon Oval sets a new standard for premium wide bore 1.5T MRI with its patient shaped design, resulting in a 74 cm oval bore – the widest in the industry.

“With the evolving changes in health care delivery putting ever more emphasis on patient comfort and satisfaction, Echelon Oval re-shapes expectations for MR imaging,” said Sheldon Schaffer, Vice President and General Manager, MR and CT.

The latest innovation from Hitachi addresses the important aspects of patient accessibility, broad range of clinical capability and optimized workflow. All patients, particularly claustrophobic and anxious ones, will benefit from increased space and visibility. With a diverse suite of advanced imaging techniques including non-contrast MRA, isotropic image acquisition, robust fat suppression and much more, Echelon Oval delivers high diagnostic confidence. In addition, Hitachi’s Workflow Integrated Technology (WIT) suite of efficiency-focused and patient-friendly features, such as an integrated coil system and wide mobile table, optimize the entire imaging process.

“For over two decades Hitachi has lead the way in innovative, reliable MR products that have always put the comfort of the patient first,” Schaffer added. “Echelon Oval joins a storied progression of MR products that deliver state-of-the-art imaging capability, without sacrificing patient comfort.’”

source: Business Wire

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