May 8, 2007 - Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. announced yesterday that it has installed its first Vantage powered by Atlas 1.5T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system at Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging (SDMI), an imaging center located in Las Vegas, NV.
The Vantage Atlas, Toshiba's newest MRI system, was launched at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting in November, 2006 and features a major redesign of the Toshiba Vantage MRI system.
The Vantage Atlas' 128-element system reportedly delivers high-resolution images across the entire body with faster imaging times, allowing for a quick and accurate diagnosis. The new design features an integrated coil concept that allows clinicians to perform multiple exams without repositioning the patient. Also, the Vantage Atlas' optional 205-centimeter acquisition range allows for feet-first imaging for the entire body, up to the thoracic spine.