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The two foci, “Image Performance” and “Comfort Performance” are brought together in a new shape of MRI – New from Hitachi of Open MRI
In order to have the high level of the two foci, “Image Performance” and “Comfort Performance” in the examination environment, Hitachi of “Open MRI” have finally reached a new level called “OVAL”.
Hitachi’s cutting-edge high-performance applications that bring about unprecedented high quality.
Design and Innovation – WIT – that bring about a dramatically comfortable and efficient examination environment .
Hitachi’s new MRI – ECHELON OVAL – will provide you with a completely new MRI operational performance.
Hitachi has a long history of developing open MRI systems with “Patient-Friendly” as the basic concept. An OVAL Patient Bore is the result of succeeding this tradition and continuing to pursue “Patient-Friendly”. Because a patient lying on the table gives an oval shape, the bore is extended in an oval shape and provides those with wide shoulder length or those who are claustrophobic with a comfortable examination zone so that they can be in a relaxing condition.
The examination space is expanded by approximately 40% compared with conventional models (when the spine coil is used, compared with our models). There is an enough space even for large-built patients so that they can be in a relaxing condition during examinations.
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WIT RF Coil System
The table can be attached to and detached from the gantry. By placing and switching patients who have difficulty walking, on the table outside the examination room, this will also reduce the risk of the belongings of the helper being absorbed by the magnets. The table can be connected to the gantry easily even in an oblique approach towards it.
The expanded tabletop to match the large diameter OVAL Patient Bore gives the examination zone a wide space which helps ease the stress felt by those patients who do not like a confined space. Furthermore, shoulders and knees which are in off-center regions can be imaged in the center of the magnetic field producing high-quality images.
ECHELON OVAL is mounted with the WIT RF coil system, which has realized both a high-sensitivity receiver coil and workflow. The spine coil, which is cable-less, fits into the tabletop, can be easily attached to and detached from the tabletop. The back side can be wrapped around using the Torso coil making abdominal imaging highly sensitive.
The front of the gantry is mounted with a monitor that can display various types of information of the patient including the pulse wave, ECG waves, and respiratory waves. In addition, information such as patient name, weight, setting of imaging posture and connected coils can be confirmed, which can also be edited on the spot.