Toshiba said its Vantage Atlas MR for routine MR imaging and for advanced imaging includes features designed to improve patient comfort, which makes the MR exam easier for pediatric patients.

Kosair Children’s Medical Center pediatric radiologist Phillip Silberberg said Toshiba’s Aplio XG is well-suited for pediatric settings as its high frequency transducers and small footprint probes produce high-quality images on smaller patients.

The Aquilion 64 CT system’s SUREExposure Pediatric software offers the ability to ‘child size’ exams.

Simply by entering the patient’s age or weight, SUREExposure Pediatric automatically makes the adjustments needed to acquire the images physicians need to make diagnoses with the least radiation possible, the company said.

Kosair Children’s Medical Center also uses the Kalare fluoroscopy unit for low dose exams on the upper and lower GI.

Kosair Children’s Medical Center and Toshiba are working together on new advancements in MR to continue to improve patient care in pediatric imaging.

Kosair Children’s Medical Center is a part of Kosair Children’s Hospital and the not-for-profit Norton Healthcare.