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Hitachi introduces next generation CT and MRI systems

The Scenaria View features an industry-leading 800 mm bore, which, combined with its lateral side slide table, reduces patient anxiety and allows easy patient positioning.

 

In a major launch of new products at the recent ECR meeting, Hitachi Healthcare introduced two new systems, one a CT system and the other MRI, each providing even higher levels of diagnostic imaging solutions.

The new CT scanner, the SCENARIA View, features a totally new design that raises the bar for versatility and affordability in the 64/128-slice sector which is the “workhorse” segment of the overall CT market and the one in which the most CT scans are performed. The new system enhances patient comfort through its open design which, with its 80cm aperture provides improved flexibility in the scan plane and allows even the largest of patients to be accommodated and precise clinical targeting to be achieved. Even though the aperture has been widened, the gantry itself still remains compact, thanks to its innovative internal design.

Hitachi’s next-generation iterative reconstruction function, the Intelli IPV (Iterative Progressive reconstruction with Visual modelling) enables a large reduction in the noise associated with low levels of radiation, so that image quality, texture and outstandiung clarity are maintained. The Intelli IPV technology allows a reduction of up to 83% in radiation dose. Thanks to Hitachi’s SynergyDrive workflow solution (see below), which combines automation, consistency and speed, the high level of image quality from the Scenaria View is not compromised, even under the pressure of the high patient throughput that is a feature of modern busy CT departments.

Hitachi’s next-generation iterative reconstruction function, the Intelli IPV (Iterative Progressive reconstruction with Visual modelling) enables a large reduction in the noise associated with low levels of radiation, so that image quality, texture and outstandiung clarity are maintained. The Intelli IPV technology allows a reduction of up to 83% in radiation dose. Thanks to Hitachi’s SynergyDrive workflow solution (see below), which combines automation, consistency and speed, the high level of image quality from the Scenaria View is not compromised, even under the pressure of the high patient throughput that is a feature of modern busy CT departments.

 

Compared to Filtered Back Projection (FBP) and iterative approximative-based reconstruction, the Intelli IPV (Iterative Progressive reconstruction with Visual modelling) system enables a large reduction in noise at low levels of radiation so that image quality, texture and clarity are maintained.

 

As for MRI, the new ECHELON Smart Plus is a next level 1.5T conventional superconductive MRI system, featuring state-of-the-art technology, enhanced productivity and providing uncompromised diagnostic value. The new system has a powerful RF chain and features a 50cm FOV in all axes. Multiple coil connectors are available on the motorized patient table for highly sensitive receiver coils. As well as meeting all the needs of the imaging professionals, the new system also enhances patient comfort through very quiet examination procedures, thanks to the SoftSound Technology for silent gradients.

 

The Echelon Smart 1.5T MRI enhances patient comfort through very quiet examination procedures thanks to the SoftSound Technology for silent gradients. New workflow concepts are designed for efficient and simple operations of coil setting, and patient positioning.

 

Applicable to both CT and MRI modalities, the high-speed image reconstruction tool, SynergyDrive, impacts on a wide range of scan tasks, and with its sophisticated automatic features, massively shortens scan time. SynergyDrive is a comprehensive hardware- and software-based system and is designed to streamline operations for MRI and CT examinations. The system comprehensively addresses the bottlenecks in the MRI and CT scanning process from start to finish — from patient registration to post-processing and image sharing. A broad range of choices of clinical applications are available to meet all the needs of individual providers. SynergyDRive gives value not just to radiologists, technologists, department administrators but also, to patients.

 

The Echelon Smart 1.5T MRI provides high-speed images of high clinical value.

 

Mr. Jean-Luc Budillon, President and COO of Hitachi Medical Systems Europe commented about the two new products being introduced to Europe: “SCENARIA View changes the outlook for CT examinations. It combines all of Hitachi’s experience and expertise in a remarkable new product providing an unmatched combination of speed, comfort and quality. In MRI, the ECHELON Smart Plus is consistently cited as an example of Hitachi’s social innovation, with its new workflow concepts designed for efficient and simple operations of coil setting, patient positioning and high speed, high clinical value imaging”.

 

Hitachi Medical Systems Europe

Zug, Switzerland

https://hitachi-medical-systems.eu/