Corona Regional Medical Center has installed new MR and CT systems from Toshiba America Medical Systems to facilitate better image quality and safer exams for patients.

The acquisition of the equipment is deemed as a part of the expansion to its facilities of the 238-bed, acute-care facility and medical centre.

Corona Regional Medical Center Diagnostic Imaging/Cardiac Cath Lab director Randy Gray said: "We recently started scanning on the Titan 1.5T and we are seeing an estimated 20% reduction in exam times.

"That, matched with the noise-reduction and wide bore, gives our patients a better experience and outcomes.

"We are looking forward to bringing on the CT systems and their low dose imaging in the coming months."

The Vantage Titan 1.5T MR features patient-centric aspects including a 71-cm open bore which helps in reducing patient anxiety related to claustrophobia.

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The MR experience is improved by a reduced MR acoustic noise leveraging on the Pianissimo noise-reduction technology while the intuitive M-Power user interface reduces exam time ensuring an ease of use with an enhanced throughput.

Corona Regional Medical Center chose the AquilionTM PRIME 160 and Aquilion PRIME 40 for its CT system to accommodate more patients in the radiology and emergency departments.

The Aquilion PRIME is a scalable system which generates high-quality images coupled with dose reduction capabilities, including AIDR 3D and XR-29 compliance for safer exams.

Toshiba CT, PET/CT and MR business units senior director Dominic Smith said: "The Titan 1.5T MR and Aquilion PRIME CT systems make procedures more efficient, allow patients to be more comfortable and help clinicians get to the right diagnosis as quickly as possible."