Dr. Katsumi Nakamura of Tobata Kyoritsu Hospital in Japan received first place honors at the 14th annual International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) meetings for research in non-contrast MRA imaging. Nakamura received the honors for his presentation comparing non-contrast fresh blood imaging (FBI) to 16-slice CT for the diagnosis of peripheral vascular disease using Toshiba’s 1.5 Tesla MRI system.
“Toshiba and its partners have pioneered research into the use of contrast-free MRA for the diagnosis of peripheral vascular disease,” said Bob Giegerich, director, MR Business Unit for Toshiba. “ISMRM’s recognition of Dr. Nakamura’s research further highlights FBI as an effective technique within the scientific community, and strengthens the use of MR technology in this area of medicine.”

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