Perry County Memorial Hospital celebrated the grand opening of their new, state-of-the-art facility on May 21. The new facility includes state-of-the-art facilities and equipment including the most advanced MRI equipment in the region. The cutting-edge MRI system is now fully installed and operational at the new Perry County Memorial Hospital. Perry County Memorial Hospital has acquired the latest in MR technology by installing the new Vantage TitanTM from Toshiba. The new open-bore of the 1.5T Vantage Titan MR system is 18 percent larger than other 1.5T systems on the market and features a large 71-centimeter patient aperture, outstanding homogeneity, and the largest available clinical field-of-view (FOV) of 55 x 55 x 50 centimeters, providing the highest level of patient care and diagnostic capability in MR imaging.
“The Toshiba Vantage Titan is a dramatic improvement over traditional open-bore 1.5T MR systems, as it offers the largest and widest bore available with a significant reduction in noise,” said Nancy Hobby, Director of Radiology at Perry County Memorial Hospital. “The Vantage Titan’s large clinical FOV is unique for this bore size and produces high-quality images without compromising homogeneity or overall imaging performance. In addition, the Vantage Titan’s bore size offers more space for patients inside the machine and limits MR acoustic noise using Toshiba’s patented PianissimoTM technology, which creates a better imaging experience for all patients, especially those with claustrophobia.”
The Vantage Titan’s patient-focused features significantly improve patient comfort and increase the range of patients who can be imaged with MR. The open bore provides a greater feeling of openness for the patient, and Toshiba’s patented Pianissimo technology dramatically reduces acoustic noise, the most significant cause of patient discomfort during an MR exam.
The Vantage Titan MR system also takes advantage of Toshiba’s proprietary, contrast-free MRA techniques – Fresh Blood Imaging (FBI), Contrast-free Improved Angiography (CIA), Time-Spatial Labeling Inversion Pulse (Time-SLIP) and Time and Space Angiography (TSA). Contrast-free imaging is particularly important because gadolinium, the most common contrast agent used for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) exams, has been directly linked to a sometimes fatal disease that occurs in patients with renal insufficiency, called Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF) or Nephrogenic Fibrosing Dermopathy (NFD).
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Perry County Memorial Hospital is dedicated providing high quality healthcare and exemplary customer service in the most caring, compassionate, and effective manner. To find out more about Perry County Memorial Hospital, visit: www.pchospital.org.
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