For the first time, providers now have a dedicated MR sequence for pulmonary imaging with the introduction of Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.’s ultrashort echo time (UTE). Available on the Vantage TitanTM 3T MR system, UTE allows clinicians to view anatomy that was previously difficult to image with MR, creating new clinical possibilities.

UTE allows clinicians to capture images in tissues that generally disappear too quickly for accurate MR imaging. This enables imaging of anatomy such as the lungs, helping providers obtain information to diagnose and treat their patients.

"UTE is an exciting breakthrough as it has the potential to provide patients suffering from pulmonary conditions an alternative imaging solution," said Guy Poloni, director, MR Business Unit, Toshiba. "Toshiba understands the needs of our MR customers and is constantly working to improve utilization for the betterment of the patient and healthcare providers."

Toshiba will showcase UTE and the Vantage Titan 3T MR system at this year’s Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting in Chicago, November 29 – December 4, 2015.

With headquarters in Tustin, Calif., Toshiba America Medical Systems (TAMS) markets, sells, distributes and services radiology and cardiovascular systems, including CT, MR, ultrasound, X-ray and cardiovascular equipment, and coordinates clinical diagnostic imaging research for all modalities in the United States.