Available on both the Vantage Titan 1.5T MR and the 510k pending Vantage Titan 3T MR, the 32 element coils improve spatial and temporal resolution for advanced cardiac and neuro imaging, Toshiba America Medical Systems said.

The new coil also reduces exam time by allowing higher Speeder factors, which can increase imaging deparent throughput as well as limit the time patients spend in the system.

In addition to faster exams, patients also benefit during cardiac procedures because the breath hold times required are shorter and the benefits improve image quality and patient compliance, and reduce the anxiety often associated with MR imaging.

The new 32 element cardiac and head coils build upon the Vantage Atlas integrated coil system, which eliminates the need to reposition patients during exams by integrating the coils into the table, creating a faster and more comfortable exam.

Toshiba MR Business Unit director Stuart Clarkson said that advanced MR imaging coils provide clinicians with high resolution images and the new 32 element cardiac and head coils are expanding the clinical applications of the modality.

“The addition of the new 32 element coils continue to improve the MR patient experience and increase patient compliance for fast and accurate diagnosis,” Clarkson said.